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Reforming adult social care: what can England learn from other countries

Reforming adult social care: what can England learn from other countries

9th May 2018
9.15 - 10.45

Funding adult social care: what can England learn from other countries?

A joint event by the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group and the Nuffield Trust

As Government prepares to launch its Green Paper on social care in England, the issue of how to fund adult social care could not be more pressing. With hundreds of thousands of older people now no longer eligible for state-funded social care, and councils struggling to cover the costs of an ageing population, the political gridlock that has prevented a solution to funding long-term care cannot continue.

So what can we learn from other countries? How have some countries managed to grasp the nettle and achieve fundamental reform with public support? And what pitfalls might be ahead as the Government publishes its social care Green Paper?

At the event, the Nuffield Trust will present the findings of a new report looking at the Japanese long term care system. We will also hear about the experiences of countries like Germany and France, before opening up into a wider discussion about the English social care system and how the Green Paper could take things forward.

We very much hope you can join the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group and the Nuffield Trust to discuss this vital social care challenge.

Chair: Helen Whately, MP

Co-Chair: Baroness Masham of Ilton

 

On the panel will be speaking:

Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health & Social Care, Local Government Association 

Why does England need a social care green paper in the first place? Jonathan will be explaining the day to day reality of social care provision and funding in England, and what he hopes the green paper will address. 

Natasha Curry, Senior Fellow in Health Policy, Nuffield Trust

On the 9th May the Nuffield Trust will be publishing their report on what England can learn from the Japanese social care system - report author Natasha will be presenting the key findings.

Dr. José-Luis Fernández, Associate Professorial Research Fellow, London School of Economics

The Government will be looking at a variety of other models and countries that have risen to similar challenges in social care. José-Luis will present on how the German social care system might also provide solutions for policy makers as they approach the green paper.