Rethinking Care

Challenging current assumptions in social care policy.

We have been working with our allies to encourage a Parliamentary review of social care; so we're very pleased that the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee has now launched an Inquiry into adult social care. You can find more details here:

Inquiry Details

It is our view that the current system is in a deep crisis that is:

In our view we need a universal approach that respects everybody's right to independent living and encourages the development of thriving and inclusive communities. We need to make fundamental changes to the organisation, funding and purpose of the current system, bringing to an end years of means-testing, segregation and undue regulation. You can read our initial criticisms here:

Centre's initial criticisms

We have also written a full submission to the Inquiry, which will in due course be published by Parliament and so cannot yet be published online. Our submission was made with the support of the following people and organisations:

Our submission is available here.

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Bob Rhodes


Co-Director of LivesthroughFriends CIC