Unpaid carers to give evidence to Lords Adult Social Care Committee
On Monday, 28 March, the Adult Social Care Committee holds its fourth public evidence session hearing from unpaid carers on the current adult social care system, as well as discussing the changes they would like to see made to adult social care.
This session is an opportunity for the Committee to listen to, and learn from, those with direct experience of providing unpaid care for their relatives, and complements the Committee’s last evidence session when members heard evidence from individuals who draw on care and support.
Themes for discussion
- The challenges encountered by witnesses in their experience of unpaid care, and whether these have impacted on the well-being of both the witness and the person for whom they care.
- The extent to which witnesses feel that they can exercise choice and control over their role as an unpaid carer.
- The extent to which the witnesses feel that the current adult social care system answers the needs that are specific to their relationship with the person for whom they care.
- Whether the difficulty in navigating the adult social care system has affected the witnesses’ experience of adult social care, and any suggestions for making the care system less confusing and more accessible.