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.