The ‘Whose Social Care is it Anyway?’ Inquiry group issue first findings.
This inquiry is led by people who draw on social care to lead their lives or who support loved ones to do so. They were tired of being left out of discussions about reform or of being the ‘tick box service user’ so they took matters into their own hands and started the Whose Social Care is it Anyway? Inquiry.
They knew they didn’t know everything so asked people whether they currently experience their vision (below) in their lives and their ideas for change.
They heard from over 500 people and also used their own experiences to identify 5 key changes to bring their vision about. They are:
1. Communities where everyone belongs
2. Living in the place we call home
3. Leading the lives we want to live
4. More resources, better used
5. Sharing power as equals