Consultation response: Health Select Committee inquiry into the future of social care

This paper responds to the Health Select Committee's inquiry into the future of social care funding and the case for major reform of the existing system. 

The case for major reform of the current system of social care funding is well established. The system is complex, financially unsustainable, and perceived as unfair.

The King's Fund welcomes the opportunity for debate and engagement offered by the Green Paper. The funding environment may have changed, but the needs of older people and disabled adults are as great, and in some cases greater, than ever.