Under this COVID-19 pandemic, new approach for independent living is required. Governments need to address the long-term sustainability of social care. COVID19 has thrown into high relief the long-standing challenges facing social care and the precariousness of a sector that has been under-valued and under-funded for too long. It has also given it prominence and a place in the public psyche which means we have the basis for addressing these challenges and building a consensus not just around funding but around the future role of social care. New model for Social Care must look beyond the actual residential care approach, fostering new models for independent living in seniors. This workshop will tackle this debate.