Women’s Budget Group report: Universal quality social care- transforming adult social care in England

In this research the Women’s Budget Group and the New Economics Foundation calculate the cost of all the reforms needed to create a high-quality, universal care service with well-paid care workers, and show that the government’s new health and social care levy would only raise 6% of the funds needed to create such a service.

Key proposals for a universal quality social care service are:

  • a generous new funding settlement including £19.6bn per year with an additional £12.3bn to fund a rise in rates of pay
  • an expanded role for local authorities with the principle of co-production at the centre of social care
  • a new national body to drive improvement. A reformed Care Quality Commission (CQC) should sit under it, alongside a new agency with responsibility for the regulation of the workforce

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