Social Care: What do we want from the next Prime Minister?

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  •  Wednesday, 26 June, 2019
     14:00 - 15:00


Warwick Lightfoot
Head of Economics and Social Policy, Policy Exchange
Co-author, 21st Century Social Care

Lord Lipsey
Member of the Royal Commission on the Funding of
the Long Term Care of the Elderly

Jacob Rees-Mogg MP
Member of Parliament for North East Somerset
Author of the Foreword to the Policy Exchange
report 21st Century Social Care

Camilla Tominey
Associate Editor of The Daily Telegraph

Sally Warren
Director of Policy, King’s Fund

chaired by

Will Heaven
Director of Policy, Policy Exchange


For more than 20 years, the funding of long-term social care has been recognised as a central challenge by successive governments. Arguments around it played a contentious part in the Conservative Party’s election campaign in 2017 – with the proposed solution earning the sobriquet “the Dementia Tax”. The difficulty that the present Government has had in mapping a practical way forward is reflected in the failure to publish the promised green paper. But Policy Exchange’s paper, 21st Century Social Care, provides an answer, arguing that the state should fund long-term social care and complete the welfare state, which polling shows has massive support.

About the Series

What do we want from the next Prime Minister? That is the question at the heart of a major series of events announced by Policy Exchange. Brexit has increased the number of potential futures for our country. But the search for a new national consensus – a governing philosophy with a broad basis of support and a policy agenda to match – has so far proved elusive. Join us to discuss the policies that could bring a divided UK together again.

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