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Front line care staff give MPs their first hand experiences of working in social care sector

18 June 2020

The second session of the inquiry will hear the 'hands on' experience of care staff and managers about what it is like to work in social care, the challenges facing the social care workforce, and about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on clients, residents and staff.


Thursday 18 June  - remote participation by witnesses and Committee members

At 9.30am

  • Sue Ann Balcombe, Registered Manager, Priscilla Wakefield House Nursing Home
  • Mel Cairnduff, Social Care Worker, Agincare
  • Marlene Kelly, Registered Manager, Auburn Mere Care Home
  • Raina Summerson, Chief Executive Officer, Agincare

At 10.20 (approx.)

  • Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive, Care England
  • Oonagh Smyth, Chief Executive, Skills for Care
  • Jane Townson, CEO, UK Homecare Association

Purpose of the session

The Committee will also question leaders from the social care sector about how to make sure there are enough social care staff in the future to meet the needs of a growing and ageing population.

The inquiry

The Social care: funding and workforce inquiry seeks to establish how much extra money would need to be spent by government in each of the next five years to counteract the impact of a care shortage on the NHS. Shortages in the social care workforce and solutions to address changes in the years ahead will also be considered. The inquiry is accepting evidence until Friday 31 July.

Further information

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