COMMONS

The future of adult social care

05 July 2011

The Health Committee has agreed today that it will conduct an inquiry this autumn to follow up the work of the Dilnot Commission on Funding of Care and Support.

The principal focus of the inquiry will be how to develop and implement a long term approach to funding the provision of care and support. The inquiry may also examine alternative models of commissioning and provision across the health and social care sectors.

Stephen Dorrell MP, Chair of the Committee says, “There are few more important issues in health and social care policy than how we pay for adult social care. The work of the Dilnot Commission has provided a valuable start. The Government has announced that it will publish a white paper in the spring of next year. This inquiry is intended to contribute to the development of a broad based policy in this area.”

Detailed terms of reference for this inquiry will be published in September.

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