Social care provision and funding have been the subject of numerous reports, commissions and Government papers over many years. Despite widespread agreement on the urgent need for reform, their recommendations have not been translated into action.

The Citizens’ Assembly on Social Care brought together 47 randomly selected English citizens over two weekends to consider the question of how adult social care in England should be funded long-term. Over the two weekends, Assembly Members took part in approximately 28 hours of deliberation, which equates to 1,316 ‘people hours’ in total.

The Citizens’ Assembly on Social Care was commissioned by the Health and Social Care Select Committee and the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee as part of their joint inquiry into the long-term funding of adult social care.