House of Lords inquiry into adult social care – can you help?
The House of Lords Adult Social Care Committee has launched a major inquiry, ‘Lifting the veil: Removing the invisibility of Adult Social Care’ and is keen that people who draw on care and support and carers are heard as part of the inquiry.
While people often talk and know about the health service, far less people understand what Adult Social Care is, how it works and why it matters. This means that it can be difficult to bring about positive change on the ground, compared to other, more popular and better understood services such as health or education.
The Committee believe that people with care needs rely for much of their support, care and independence on unpaid carers; and in many ways, both the people who draw on care and support and their carers are largely invisible. This invisibility extends to the millions of unpaid carers across England, whether family members or friends, who support their loved ones to live their lives, often providing more care and support than formal services.
How to contribute
SIA is intending to make a submission to this inquiry.
If you would like to contribute your own views and experiences to this, or are able to input to the questions posed by the Committee as part of the call for evidence, please email [email protected] by Friday 13 May.
We will be delighted to include your thoughts and experiences. Thank you for your support.