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This event will launch the new Fabian Society report ‘Take Good Care: Improving support and wellbeing in later life‘ in partnership with Age UK and Hanover Housing. The report explores what the left’s agenda should be for older people’s care, support, independence and wellbeing.
Barbara Keeley MP – shadow mental health and social care minister
Clare Tickell – CEO, Hanover Housing Association
Ruthe Isden – head of health influencing, Age UK
Heather Wakefield – head of local government, police and justice, Unison
Chair: Andrew Harrop – general secretary, Fabian Society
We asked our contributors to consider the offer politicians should make on the services and entitlements older people need to live well; the priorities they should adopt with respect to the development, reform and integration of different forms of support; and the potential funding solutions to pay for comprehensive, high-quality support in the context of rising demand. The report also presents new Fabian Society research findings on the true costs of funding support and care in England both now and in the future.
The current crisis in the provision of adult social care, as well as the government’s revised proposals for reforming the funding of supported housing, form part of the backdrop for the project. However this report looks beyond the short-term to seek the positive, future-focused offer that the left should make next.
All attendees will be given a copy of the report. You can download it here.