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Adult social care funding explored by Committee

7 October 2016

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The Communities and Local Government Committee looks at the funding gap in adult social care services as part of its inquiry into the financial sustainability of adult social care and the quality of care provided. 


Monday 10 October 2016, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 4pm

  • Ray James, Immediate Past President, Association of Directors of Adult Social Care
  • Sarah Pickup, Deputy Chief Executive, Local Government Association
  • James Lloyd, Associate Fellow, The Strategic Society Centre

At 4.45pm

  • Councillor Jason Arthur, Lead Member for Finance and Health, London Borough of Haringey
  • Councillor Colin Noble, Spokesperson for Health and Social Care, County Councils Network
  • Tony Kirkham, Director of Resources, Newcastle City Council

Purpose of session

The session focusses on adult social care funding, including the factors causing budget pressures, the pros and cons of the council tax precept and the extent of councils' reliance of services on unpaid carers.

The Committee is also expected to examine how the financial situation impacts on local authorities' ability to assess and meet the needs of carers.

Further information

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