Westminster Health Forum

Priorities for adult social care in England: funding, delivery and policy options

Afternoon, Thursday, 12th July 2018

Central London


This seminar will be a timely opportunity to discuss the redesign and future funding of social care in England as policymakers consider the Government’s green paper on care and support for older people, due by summer 2018.

It will bring together policymakers from the Department of Health and Social Care and elsewhere in government with senior representatives of local authorities, commissioners, care homes, home care providers, social workers, social care education, skills and training providers, legal practices, health economists and academics, NHS integration contacts, interest groups and third sector organisations and other key stakeholders.

Rt Hon Professor Paul Burstow, Chair, SCIE and former Minister of State for Care Services has kindly agreed to deliver a keynote address at the seminar.

Delegates will discuss the potential impact of key measures expected in the green paper to improve long-term sustainability, as well as more immediate initiatives aimed at easing pressure on services, such as the council tax adult social care precept and additional funding from the final local government finance settlement for 2018-19.

Further sessions focus on key issues for the integration of social care with both healthcare and housing - as Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships continue their work, and with a report by the Communities and Local Government Committee recommending that the upcoming green paper recognises the link between homes and health and social care.

Guest of Honour

Rt Hon Professor Paul Burstow Chair

SCIE and former Minister of State for Care Services

Guest of Honour

Rt Hon Professor Paul Burstow

Chair, SCIE and former Minister of State for Care Services


Lord Bichard

Non-Executive Chairman, National Audit Office

Anne Marie Morris MP

Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Rural Health and Social Care


Clare Skidmore

Strategic Lead, Influencing and Networks, Housing Learning and Improvement Network