COMMONS

MPs to hear from social care users

05 June 2020

In the first evidence session of its inquiry into social care funding and workforce, the Health and Social Care Committee will explore the impact of the current social care funding situation on users of social care, hearing from them directly, as well as the impact on the health and social care systems in the UK more broadly.

Purpose of the session

MPs will also question a range of experts from the UK and Denmark on best practice, ways to effectively integrate health and social care and how much funding is needed to deliver this.

Additionally, the Committee will consider what lessons can be learnt from the Danish approach to training and career structure for social care.

Witnesses

Tuesday 9 June

At 9.30am

  • Daphne Havercroft, former carer and attorney for a social care user
  • Professor Tine Rosgaard, Roskilde University, Denmark
  • Paul Little, Director for Integrated Health and Care, Suffolk County Council & East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust

From approx. 10.30

  • Anita Charlesworth, Director of Research and Economics, Health Foundation
  • Anna Severwright, social care user and Co-Chair, Coalition for Collaborative Care
  • George Stoye, Associate Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies

The social care workforce and funding inquiry is accepting evidence until Friday 5 June, however given the constantly evolving situation, evidence will also be accepted throughout the course of the inquiry.

Further information

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