MIL-OSI UK: Committee considers social care workforce

Source: British Parliament News

07 January 2019
The Economic Affairs Committee takes evidence on social care workforce challenges from Skills for Care, the Social Care Workforce Research Unit and UNISON.

Witnesses
Tuesday 8 January in Committee Room 1, Palace of WestminsterAt 3.35pm.
Sharon Allen OBE, CEO, Skills for Care
Guy Collis, Policy Officer, UNISON
Professor Jill Manthorpe, Director, NIHR Social Care Workforce Research Unit
Likely Questions
Despite warnings about social care approaching a ‘tipping point’, the system appears to have been resilient to date. Why is this?
Are there regional differences in the quality and availability of social care? Can these be overcome?
The Migration Advisory Committee recently reported that providing an easier route for migrants into social care would not help with recruitment problems in the sector. Do you agree?
Why are there high vacancy and turnover rates in social care and how can they be reduced?
Does social care need to become more of a profession and how can the career path for social carers be improved?
Do the public understand how to navigate the social care system? What makes the system complex to navigate for those who require care and their families?
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MIL-OSI UK: Lords debates Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

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19 December 2018
Members of the Lords, including the shadow attorney general and a former Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, will debate the remit of, and arrangements for the handling of evidence by, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, in the House of Lords on Thursday 20 December.

This is a balloted debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government’s attention to concerns.
The debate was proposed by Lord Campbell-Savours (Labour), former member of the parliamentary Joint Committee on the Draft Charities Bill 2004-05.
Members expected to take part include:
Baroness Chakrabarti (Labour), shadow attorney general and council member of law reform and human rights organisation JUSTICE
Lord Hunt of Wirral (Conservative), chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Legal and Constitutional Affairs 
Lord Paddick (Liberal Democrat), former Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service
Baroness Barran (Conservative), government whip, will respond on behalf of the government.
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MIL-OSI UK: Committee takes evidence from experts on social care funding

Source: British House Of Lords News

07 December 2018
The Economic Affairs Committee hears from Age UK, The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Local Government Association  on social care funding in England.

Witnesses
Tuesday 11 December in Committee Room 1, Palace of WestminsterAt 3.35pm.
Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director, Age UK
Jules Constantinou, President, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
At 4.30pm
Iain Macbeth, Resources Co-Lead, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and Director of Adult Care Services, Hertfordshire County Council
David Phillips, Associate Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)
Sarah Pickup OBE, Deputy Chief Executive, Local Government Association (LGA)
Likely questions
How has funding for adult social care fared in recent years compared to local government and other public services?
Are different funding solutions required for different generations?
Is the current social care system in England good value for money?  How could it be improved?
Is the current adult social care market sustainable?
How easy is the current social care funding system to understand?
How could people be better advised on the potential costs of social care and incentivised to save?
Why have successive governments been reluctant to address challenges in the delivery of social care?
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