Have your say on how adult social care should be funded in the future

Closed 26 Sep 2018

Opened 22 Aug 2018


Adult social care and support provides personal and practical support to help people live the lives they want to lead. It supports people of all ages who have disabilities, mental health conditions or are generally frail, as well as their carers.

We’re all likely to be touched by social care at some point in our lives, whether that be ourselves or our friends and families. It’s therefore essential that everyone has a say in what the future of social care should look like and how we should pay for it.

Adult social care has been underfunded for years and is now facing crisis point. The LGA estimates that adult social care services face an annual funding gap of £3.5 billion by 2025.

In response, the Local Government Association (LGA) has launched a nationwide consultation to start a debate on how to pay for adult social care in the future. The consultation is seeking the views of people and organisations from across society on how best to pay for care and support for adults of all ages and their unpaid carers.

The Council is encouraging local residents and community groups to take part in this consultation to help shape the future of social care.

How to get involved

The Council is working with Healthwatch Richmond to hold a consultation event on 13th September 2018 from 6pm in the Clarendon Hall, York House, Twickenham. Residents and local stakeholders are invited to come and discuss the future of adult social care.

You can book your place here.

Responding to the consultation

Throughout the LGA Social Care Green Paper entitled “The lives we want to lead, you will find a series of consultation questions and the LGA is looking for your views on all those areas that are important to you. The LGA will respond to the findings in the autumn in order to inform and influence the Government’s forthcoming green paper on social care.

You can access the LGA's consultation by clicking on the link below.

If you currently use adult care and support services, care for someone with care and support needs or are likely to use adult social care in the future, we recommend you take a look at the “Summary Green Paper”. The questions in this section aim to gather evidence and opinions from people with lived experience.

If you would prefer to complete the survey offline, please contact socialcareconversation@local.gov.uk.

This consultation closes on 26th September 2018.


  • All Areas


  • Carers
  • Older people
  • Adults with additional needs


  • Richmond Borough