Select committee to look at adult social care


Posted on June 16th, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off on Select committee to look at adult social care

An inquiry into the quality and financial sustainability of adult social care in England has been launched by the Communities and Local Government committee.

The inquiry, which is now open for written submissions, will look at whether local authorities have sufficient funding to meet their statutory duties under the Care Act to assess and meet the needs of people requiring care and support.

The committee’s chair Clive Betts MP, said the inquiry would also look at the role of carers and look at alternative funding models for financing and providing care. It would cover all adult social care provided or commissioned by local authorities and not just the support given to elderly care users.

“Adult social care provides a lifeline to some of the most vulnerable people in society but it is coming under increasing pressure as a result of growing demand and declining local authority budgets,” said Mr Betts.

“Our inquiry will look at the financial sustainability of this care and support to see what can be done to allow councils to continue to meet their legal obligations for future generations.”

The impact of the National Living Wage policy and the 2% council tax precept, which were announced in last year’s spending reviews, will also be assessed.





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