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16 June 2022 - Adult Social Care - Oral evidence

Committee Adult Social Care Committee
Inquiry Adult Social Care

Thursday 16 June 2022

Start times: 10:00am (private) 10:30am (public)

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Lords Committee to explore innovative care technologies for independent living

On Thursday, 16 June 2022, the Adult Social Care Committee has its fourteenth and fifteenth public evidence sessions with charities, experts by experience and academics. The first session will focus on digital technology, housing and housing adaptations for independent living. During the second session, the Committee will explore navigation and transitions within the adult social care system, as well as innovative practice to improve the experience of unpaid carers and those who draw on care and support.

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
Director at Accessible PRS
Research Fellow at Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities (CIRCLE) - Univeristy of Sheffield
Policy Manager at Policy Connect
This person is not an official witness, but the Personal Assistant (PA) to witness Clive Gilbert. Mr Gilbert will speak himself to answer any supplementary questions, and the PA will then summarise what he said, to make sure that Mr Gilbert's point comes across correctly.
At 11:25am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Adult Social Care
Chief Executive Officer at Action for Carers
Director of Communications, Insight and Campaigns at HealthWatch England
At 12:15pm: Private discussion
Inquiry Adult Social Care

Themes for discussion

  • The scale of the current accessible housing crisis and what should be the priorities to tackle it.
  • The role digital technologies can play in enabling accessible housing beyond traditional technologies such as telecare.
  • How local authorities can be encouraged to fulfil their market-shaping duties under the Care Act 2014, to develop a healthy smart home technologies market.
  • The changes needed to ensure that individuals with care needs receive advice and information which is clear and high-quality, so they can be aided in navigating the social care system.
  • The extent to which earlier planning for future care needs could help people navigate the system efficiently at the point of need.
  • The role played by peer support and peer-led organisations in supporting carers to navigate the adult social care system.

Further information



Virtual meeting (webcast)