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.
- Watch Parliament TV: Social care: funding and workforce
- Inquiry: Social care: funding and workforce
- Health and Social Care Committee
Thursday 18 June - remote participation by witnesses and Committee members
- 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 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.