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Minister for Care to Give Evidence to Lords Adult Social Care Committee

The House of Lords Adult Social Care Committee will question the Rt Hon Gillian Keegan MP, Minister for Care and Mental Health, as it continues to explore what needs to change to create a fair, resilient and sustainable care system.

The session takes place on Monday 4 July from 3pm-5pm and will explore the Government’s policies on, and proposed reforms of, adult social care in England, as well as being an opportunity to put some of the Committee’s early findings to the Minister.

Proceedings can be followed live on Parliament TV or in person in Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster.

Questions the Committee is likely to ask include:
• How will the Government lead the cultural change in the perception of adult social care and of individuals with care needs that is necessary for any reform to the system to be successful?
• How will the Government’s plans ensure that local authorities pro-actively fulfil their duties to provide information to unpaid carers and individuals with care needs, in a way that is reliable and trustworthy?
• Carer’s Allowance increased in April 2022 by £2.10 to £69.70 a week. What other plans exist to support carers financially, many of whom told the Committee that they were living in poverty?
• The lack of accessible housing is a major obstacle to independent living. How will the Government’s commitment to supported housing remedy the current crisis in the supply of accessible housing? Do those commitments match the scale of the crisis?
• Will new mechanisms be put in place to ensure that local authorities are effectively carrying out their duties under the Care Act 2014?