Social care: funding and workforce



1 Current funding problems in social care

The current situation

Comparisons with other countries

Interface between health and social care

The impact on people who need social care

Impact on the workforce

Impact on the care market

Funding estimates for social care

2 The social care workforce

Recognition of social care workers

Pay and conditions

Training, career development and professionalisation


3 Longer term reform of social care funding

The impact on people who need social care

Unfair distinction

Choosing your care according to price

Demeaning financial assessment

Difficulty of navigating the system

Risk of having to move to a cheaper home

No incentive to plan for the future

Impact on the care market

The options for reform

The Japanese system

Options for reform—free personal care and a cap on care costs

Lord’s Economic Affairs Committee’s report on social care funding

Sir Andrew Dilnot’s Review

Weighing up the options

Overall conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 22 October 2020