England & Wales Health and social care

Stressed to the breaking point? Challenges to social care


LGiU Policy Network roundtable event: Stressed to the breaking point? Challenges to social care and how to solve them

The pressure on adult social care remains severe, as demand for services grows, budgets shrink and external pressures mount.

The situation is getting even more complicated, with the introduction of the National Living Wage, Brexit casting uncertainty over the ability to retain staff, and the devolution agenda raising the prospect of health and social care integration in some areas. Liverpool, in particular, is in a period of transition as it negotiates new devolved powers for the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.

As part of LGiU’s Policy Network series, we are hosting a roundtable discussion on how to address the stresses threatening the social care sector, within and outside the Liverpool region.

  • What impact has the introduction of the National Living Wage had on social care?
  • What are the key challenges and opportunities for social care presented by Brexit?
  • How are people approaching the problem of social care provider failure in different areas? What’s working and what isn’t?
  • How do we make a success of health and social care integration?
  • How can we encourage and keep quality staff to work in the sector?
  • What innovations can help plan future provision of social care in the context of the current funding landscape?

Policy Network events are an LGiU member benefit so we will prioritise our members. However, if you would like to attend this invitation-only event, please contact Jennifer Glover.

Who should attend?

This event will be of interest to those working in adult social care, health and commissioning within local authorities, agencies and businesses.