The House of Lords Adult Social Care Committee has been looking into what needs to change to create a fair, resilient and sustainable care system that better enables everyone to ‘live an ordinary life’, and in so doing, to have greater choice and control over their lives.
This episode is a reflection, in Baroness Andrews' own words, on the recent report published by the Committee, 'A “gloriously ordinary life’’: spotlight on adult social care’. The report included evidence submitted by colleagues at the Centre for Care, including Kate Hamblin, who hosts this episode.
The Baroness gives a first hand account on the workings behind the report, how crucial research helped shape it, and how those with lived experience were central to its creation and successful reception.
About Baroness Andrews
Baroness Andrews is Chair of the House of Lords Adult Social Care Committee. Baroness Andrews was a Government Whip and Spokesperson in the House of Lords for Health, Work and Pensions, and Education and Skills from 2003 to 2005, before becoming Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government from 2005 to 2009. From 2009 to 2013, she was the Chair of English Heritage.