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Social care: funding and workforce


This inquiry is currently paused, but the Committee plans to return to it as soon as it is able. We are still very happy to accept written submissions from those that wish to submit evidence at this point, but there will be a further opportunity to input once the inquiry is restarted.


The inquiry into social care funding will seek to establish how much extra money would need to be spent by government in each of the next five years to counteract the impact of a shortage of care on the NHS.  

MPs will also consider shortages in the social care workforce and what solutions need to be found to address changes in the years ahead. 

Terms of reference: 

The Committee welcomes short submissions of evidence addressing the following questions:  

  • What impact is the current social care funding situation having on the NHS?  
  • What level of funding is required in each of the next five years to address this? 
  • What is the extent of current workforce shortages in social care, how will they change over the next five years, and how do they need to be addressed?  

The Committee invites evidence from the public, organisations and others with relevant expertise, on the terms of reference. (Please note that submissions don’t need to address all the areas covered in the terms of reference to be accepted.) 

More information on our inquiries and on how to submit evidence can be found on our website

This inquiry is currently accepting evidence

The committee wants to hear your views. We welcome submissions from anyone with answers to the questions in the call for evidence. You can submit evidence until Tuesday 30 June 2020.

Read the call for evidence before submitting

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