Minister for Care to give evidence to the Lords Adult Social Care Committee
On Monday, 4 July, the Adult Social Care Committee will hold a single two-hour evidence session with Gillian Keegan MP, Minister for Care and Mental Health, as it continues to explore what needs to change to create a fair, resilient and sustainable care system. This session will explore the Government’s policies on, and proposed reforms of, adult social care in England, as well as being an opportunity to put some of the Committee’s early findings to the Minister.
This evidence session is due to be held remotely and streamed on Parliament TV.
Themes for discussion
- How the Government might lead the cultural change in the perception of adult social care and of individuals with care needs that is necessary for any reform to the system to be successful;
- How the Government’s plans might ensure that local authorities pro-actively fulfil their duties to provide information to unpaid carers and individuals with care needs, in a way that is reliable and trustworthy;
- Additional plans (if any) beyond the April 2022 weekly increase in Carer’s Allowance which are designed to support carers financially, many of whom told the Committee that they were living in poverty;
- How the Government’s commitment to supported housing might remedy the current crisis in the supply of accessible housing, and whether those commitments match the scale of this crisis; and
- Whether new mechanisms will be put in place to ensure that local authorities are effectively carrying out their duties under the Care Act 2014.