The Communities and Local Government Committee in Parliament has launched a wide ranging inquiring into Adult Social Care and the quality of care provided. I'm keen that the views of those experiencing the adult social care system, and working within it, in Norwich are represented to this committee. If you wish to contribute, see the bottom of the post for a link to the survey.
The number of over 80s has risen by 800,000 in the last decade, 1 in 10 people over the age of 50 in England currently have unmet care needs and there are 1.5 million people providing over 50 hours per week of unpaid care. It’s clear that Adult Social Care is one of the biggest issues of our time.
This care provides a lifeline to some of the most vulnerable people in society but is coming under increasing pressure as a result of growing demand and declining local authority budgets.
So I’m pleased that the Communities and Local Government Committee in Parliament has launched a wide ranging inquiry into the financial sustainability of local authority Adult Social Care and the quality of care provided.
I want that Committee to hear the real world experiences of local people who have experience of the Adult Social Care system and those of people who care for adults with needs. So I am enclosing a survey about these issues. Please do let me know your views and experiences so that I can take action on this vital issue as your local Member of Parliament.
If you are a professional working in the Adult Social Care sector, please fill in this survey.
If you, or someone you know, use Adult Social Care services, please fill in this survey.