Leaders from England’s adult social care sector will come together in Parliament next month to explore what they can learn from care systems in Germany and Japan.
Hosted by independent health think tank, the Nuffield Trust, in partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Care, the event will take place on 11 September.
The parliamentary event will bring together key stakeholders from the social sector, local government and charities to discuss what lessons we can learn from care systems in Germany and Japan in reforming the social care system in England.
“Both these countries have set about reforming the social care system, from the funding structure through to delivery and defining what benefits people would get, in order to create clarity and transparency at a national level about contributions and benefits and have set up a very fair system,” Nuffield Trust acting deputy director of Policy Natasha Curry said.
As England awaits the much-delayed Social Care Green Paper, the Nuffield Trust is looking to ask what aspects of international care systems could work in this country, and what pitfalls we should be mindful of.
Curry will speak at the conference, alongside Louise Haigh MP, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Care.