The English social care system is broken. Widely regarded as unfair, complex and confusing, cuts in funding means that the system is failing to meet growing care needs in the population. Fewer people are able to access publicly-funded care; there’s an increasing reliance on informal carers; the provider market is plagued with insecurity; and a workforce crisis is emerging.
England is not alone in the challenges we face but we do lag behind other countries in our response to them. As we await the much-delayed social care green paper, the Nuffield Trust has been looking abroad to ask:
What can we learn from international systems of social care? What could work in England and what pitfalls should we be mindful of?
This parliamentary event will explore the care systems in Germany and Japan. We will bring together key stakeholders from the social care sector, local government, charities and national stakeholder bodies to explore what lessons emerge from these other systems as England considers what we want our care system to deliver for us in future.
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