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The Social Care Debate: The Right People Discussing the Challenges for the Sector from every Perspective to inform a Holistic Solution

Last summer the House of Lords debated on the social care provision in the UK and the role of care workers. They highlighted that adult social care cost pressures have increased by £8.5 billion and total funding has increased by £2.4 billion. This has meant an astronomical gap of £6.1 billion. We are soon approaching the 1.25% Health and Social Care Levy which comes into effect in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) on 6 April 2022 for a year, to then become a separate new tax of 1.25% on 6 April 2023. The sector is also facing significant extra costs from the demands created by COVID-19, as well as a significant loss of income. Add to that even more staff shortages due to Brexit, vaccination mandates and zero hour’s contracts the sector has been hit hard.

Be part of the debate.

We are bringing together leading educators, charities, social care thought leaders, care workers, service users and home care, care home and care tech providers to discuss the timely issues facing social care from every perspective. The aim is to have a 360 view to clearly and concisely define the problems and form a white paper. This will enable readers to understand the issues in the sector from the sectors point of view and support them to make an informed decision on how to implement solutions.

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Have your Say; Lets make sure every voice is represented and heard



You are invited to join the debate where we will be discussing:


           ·   The new Health and Social Care Levy and the Chancellor’s Spring Statement: will it solve the crisis?  

o   1.25 percentage point health and social care levy based on National Insurance contributions

o      Money for councils in England to support vulnerable households will be doubled to £1bn from April

o      Plans to increase the threshold for paying National Insurance contributions by £3,000 from July

       ·    The cost of care – what other support could help?

o     Better Care Fund

 Local authorities raising money through the adult social care supplement to Council Tax

o    Government paying social care costs of people leaving hospital

o     Care packages all increased by more than the rate of inflation

       ·   How is COVID-19 is affecting Social Care?

o    No jab / No job – revoked

o   PPE

o   Cover for staff who are ill or isolating

o   Increasing insurance costs

o   Visit bans

o   Mental health implications

o   How have deaths from Covid-19 impacted?

       ·   Staffing: How can we build, retain and develop a high-quality workforce?

o   Retention

o   Increased fuel costs and living costs

o   Brexit

o   Minimum wage

o   Good working conditions

o   Flexibility

o   Mental health

o   The Health and Care Bill

o   Zero hours

o   Unpaid carers

o   Pay rates

       ·     Service Users: fear, isolation and loneliness, is this the new norm?

o   Adult social care charging reform

o   The government’s social care cap

o   Safeguarding issues

o   Hospital admissions

o   Mental health

o   Nutrition

       ·    Learning from the Facts: Data and technology intelligence – What can we learn?

o   Build Back Better – New technology and digitisation is to be backed by at least £150m.

o   How do you see AI being used in the sector?

o   Would you feel comfortable handing decisions over to an AI?

       ·   Regulators: CQC’s new strategy with single assessment process and building up a view of care over a timeframe – what will be the impact?


Things impacting social care develop at a rapid rate, so keep checking for the most up to date agenda. If you have anything you would like us to add please let us know.


Where: Online debate room




  • Key Figures in Social Care – 30th March – 9.30-11.30am
  • Care Workers – 31st March – 9.30-11.30am (Care Worker attendees will be paid for their time as a Thank You) – FULLY BOOKED

To ensure your voice gets heard, please fill in the form below.


We will be holding separate sessions with Service Users across the UK to gain their valued stance and input but in a more informal setting to ensure they feel comfortable to express their views.

You will also have chance to input and review the white paper prior to the official launch at the first day of the Health Plus Care show 18th May 1.30pm which you will also be invited to attend.

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Places are limited. Please leave your details here and one of our team will get back to you to confirm your space as soon as possible.

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