Adult Social Care Funding (England)

This Commons Library briefing paper examines the key funding pressures facing adult social care services in England and evidence of the impacts of these pressures on social care and health services. The paper explains the additional short-term, ring-fenced funding that has been committed to adult social care between 2016/17 and 2020/21, and outlines concerns about a social care funding gap and future financial uncertainty.…

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Adult social care: the Government’s ongoing policy review and anticipated Green Paper (England)

This House of Commons Library briefing paper considers the Government’s ongoing review of social care policy, in particular how it is funded by individuals and the public sector in England. The May Government said in March 2017 it would publish a consultative Green Paper on this topic, but in July 2019 the Financial Times reported that the new Prime Minister may decide that a White Paper setting out the Government’s new policies should be published instead. A link to the full report in pdf format can be found at the bottom of this page.…

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Estimates Day debate: Spending of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

There will be an Estimates Day debate in the House of Commons Chamber on 2 July 2019 on the spending of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). The debate will be opened by Layla Moran MP.…

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Dementia: policy, services and statistics overview

This briefing examines policies in England to improve dementia diagnosis, care, support and research. Health is a devolved matter, and the note also briefly outlines dementia strategies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It also provides statistics on rates of dementia.…

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Progress and outcomes of selected social care and child support policy changes and consultations

This House of Commons Library briefing paper considers the progress and also the recent outcomes of Government consultations and policy changes related to social care and child support. It provides summary information, including the original rationale for the consultation, the original date and (if applicable) revised date of publication, action etc., and the latest position; for some topics, links to separate Library briefing papers providing further information are included. A link to the full pdf version of the paper can be found at the foot of this page.…

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General debate on the effect of leaving the European Union on the UK’s health and social care sector

Commons Library reading list for general debate on the effect of leaving the European Union on the UK’s health and social care sector. …

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