Lords Committee to explore the assumptions underlying adult social care
On Thursday, 7 April, the Adult Social Care Committee holds its fifth public evidence session, as it continues its inquiry into the invisibility of adult social care.
During the evidence session, the Committee will explore – with Ageing Well Without Children and Spectrum, Centre for Independent Living - some of the fundamental assumptions underpinning social care, including the assumption that older people always have children who are willing, and able, to care for them and that working-age adults want their family or friends to provide unpaid care.
Themes for discussion
- The invisibility of adult social care, particularly in comparison to the NHS, which receives extensive coverage in politics and in the media.
- Suggestions for reducing the invisibility of the adult social care system as a whole, as well as of the individuals who rely on adult social care.
- Changes that could be made to increase the political pressure to reform the social care system.
- Improving the data that is available about adult social care, beyond what has already been pledged by the Government, and the consequences of improved data.