Party conference and social care

The Conservative Party Conference, which is approaching fast, is an important part of our political calendar, providing an opportunity to meet colleagues and ministers, and allowing us to debate and vote on party issues.

After last year’s virtual conference, I am excited that this year we will be able to attend the event physically and engage face to face, while a virtual option is also available for those unable to join in person.

Each year, we participate in and sponsor sessions at the conference, offering expertise on various policy issues and creating networking opportunities. 

“It is positive that we have now started this conversation on adult social care”

If you have not already registered, I would encourage you to do so and to join our sessions: the LGA debate, ‘Build back local: how do we harness the power of local government to level up the country’ on 3 October; the LGA Conservative Group reception on 4 October; and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government team policy Q&A, organised by the Conservative Councillors’ Association, on 5 October.

On a slightly different note, as I write this article, the Prime Minister has set out the Government’s plans to reform funding for adult social care. I think we can agree that it is positive that we have now started this conversation; however, there is still much detail to be studied and considered.  

In the coming months, we will be engaging with the Government to share our concerns and will hope to help shape the new adult social care white paper, which is pledged to be published later this year.

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