Carers and the people who use their services are being urged to take part in a House of Lords inquiry into the state of adult social care in the UK.

Shropshire Council has urged carers to take part in the House's inquiry ‘Lifting the veil: Removing the invisibility of adult social care’.

The call out follows the announcement made by Lords' Adult Social Care Committee, which was established this year to consider how to improve the planning and delivery of adult social care services in England.

The committee are inviting the public as well as adult social care experts to ‘submit evidence’ to help understand how social care works and how “invisibility can be dismantled” for the people who it directly affects.

The committee will focus on three key issues: how an entrenched invisibility of adult social care impacts the lives of people who require care and those that support them, better support for carer workers, and putting co-production at the heart of care.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 27.

Alternatively, carers can send feedback to the Shropshire carers manager and carers lead, to collate and send an amalgamated submission. Deadline to receive the feedback is Wednesday 11 May 2022. Please email:

Baroness Andrews, chair of the committee, said: “While people understand by experience what the health service does, very few people understand what adult social care is, how it works and why it matters, until they themselves or their family are directly affected.

“This relative ‘invisibility’ means that it can be difficult to bring about positive change on the ground, not least because so much is so far from sights."

The Adult Social Care Committee has published a series of questions, which can be viewed on the Parliament website.