Time to care? Finding a lasting solution to Britain’s social care crisis

Monday 9 July 2018 Public Finances and the Economy

Growing funding pressures and seasonal crises have raised public concern about our NHS and forced politicians to act – with the Prime Minister announcing a £20bn funding package for the NHS last month.

But the crisis in social care is even more pressing – yet successive governments have ducked decisions on funding a lasting solution to our care system.

With a Green Paper now set for the Autumn, how should the government fund the care system in way that improves care, shares risk and is fair to all generations?

At an event at its Westminster headquarters the Resolution Foundation presented its proposal for a new funding model for social care. A panel of experts then set out their solutions to tackle our care crisis, before taking part in an audience Q&A.