Social care

Thursday 20 May 2021

Time to care?

Prospects for social care reform post-pandemic

For decades now, successive Governments have promised to reform the UK’s fraying social care system. But reform has not come. Delay and inaction has instead left the system closer to breaking point, and its failures have been devastatingly exposed during a crisis in which tens of thousands of care home residents have lost their lives. The questions of who pays for social care, how much funding is needed, and how it is delivered aren’t easy. But they are urgent.

With the Government announcing in the Queen’s Speech that proposals on social care will be brought forward in the coming parliamentary year, the Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Centre is hosting an interactive webinar to discuss the Government’s plans.

We will be joined by two of the UK’s leading social care experts – Sir Andrew Dilnot, Chair of the seminal review into social care funding in 2011, and Anita Charlesworth, Chief Economist of the Health Foundation. Viewers will be able to submit questions to the panel before and during the event.