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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Adult Social Care

Adult Social Care Committee
Adult Social Care

Thursday 7 April 2022

Start times: 10.00am (private) 10.30am (public)


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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.

  • This evidence session is due to be held remotely and streamed on Parliament TV.
  • The Committee’s work can be followed on its website and via Twitter.

Meeting details

At 10.00am: Private discussion
Inquiry Adult Social Care
At 10.30am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Adult Social Care
Founder and director at Ageing Without Children
CEO at SPECTRUM Centre for Independent Living
At 11.30am: Private discussion
Inquiry Adult Social 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.  

Further information

Location

Virtual meeting (webcast)