What is the scale of the social care funding challenge?

23 October 2018

The Economic Affairs Committee hears from experts for its inquiry into the funding of social care in England. The witnesses will be asked about the principles that should underpin the funding of social care, the role that the government should take in addressing the issue and the expectations held by the general public around how social care should be financed.


Tuesday 23 October in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 3.35pm. 

  • Warwick Lightfoot, Head of Economics and Social Policy, Policy Exchange 
  • Kathryn Petrie, Senior Economist, Social Market Foundation 
  • Harry Quilter-Pinner, Research Fellow, Institute for Public Policy Research. 

Likely questions

  • What principles should underpin the funding of social care?  
  • How can the cost of social care be distributed fairly?  
  • Could an insurance-based approach work? 
  • Why have successive governments avoided addressing the problems of delivering social care? 
  • What can be done to address the problems in the social care workforce?

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