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Election 2019: Fixing adult social care

Wednesday 4 December 2019, 12:30 - 13:30

Boris Johnson promised on the steps of Downing Street to “fix the crisis in social care once and for all” and the Labour Party has already promised to introduce free personal care for older people.

But the question of how to reform and fund adult social care has been asked of – and left unanswered by – successive governments.

We brought together a panel of experts to assess the extent to which the social care policies put forward by the parties in their manifestos could help fix the problems facing social care.

Our panel included:

  • Lord Warner, former minister of state for health
  • Sally Warren, director of policy at The King’s Fund
  • Charles Tallack, assistant director at The Health Foundation
  • Nick Davies, programme director at the Institute for Government.

The event was chaired by Dr Hannah White, deputy director at the Institute for Government.

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