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Secretary of State Matt Hancock to face questions on social care funding reform

7 September 2020

MPs will question Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock on the government’s plans for a long-term solution on social care reform.

Purpose of the session

It is the final session in the inquiry into social care funding and workforce which aims to establish how much extra money the government needs to allocate to social care if pressures on the NHS are to be reduced. As well as future funding, the session will also focus on wider reform of the sector, its workforce and the recruitment of workers from overseas.  

Representatives of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services and the Local Government Association will also give evidence. The inquiry has taken a broad range of evidence in previous sessions including the experiences of those who depend on social care and heard from economist Sir Andrew Dilnot, the architect of planned reforms on its funding. 

The Committee will also put questions to the Secretary of State relating to its ongoing health and social care inquiries.   

Witnesses

Tuesday 8 September

At 10.00am 

  • James Bullion, President, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services
  • Sarah Pickup, Deputy Chief Executive, Local Government Association

From approx. 10.45am

  • Rt Hon Matt Hancock, Secretary of State, Department of Health and Social Care 

Further information

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