Drawing on a wide range of evidence, this report makes clear the huge return on investment that social care could deliver. Potential benefits include improving employment chances for disabled people, reducing pressure on the NHS, reducing costs for employers, levelling up for poorer areas, and building a more purposeful economy. Investment is also time-sensitive. The need for a properly resourced care system will only increase, as demand for social care in our ageing population grows. It is an investment that will not only pay off for the economy as a whole, but also have significant political impact as it benefits individuals, families, and businesses.