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|9 Feb 2018, 11:47 a.m.||Social Services: Finance||Laura Smith|
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the forthcoming Green Paper on adult social care will consider the quality and access to care services in addition to funding models.
Answer (Jackie Doyle-Price)
Ahead of the Green Paper’s publication, the Government is working with experts, stakeholders and people using care and support services to shape the long-term reform which is needed. When the Green Paper is published, it will then be subject to a full public consultation, providing a further opportunity for interested parties to give their views, including older people and those using services.
The Government is clear that our vision for care must incorporate the wider networks of support and services which help older people to live independently, including the crucial role of housing and the interaction with other public services. It must consider how care is provided at present and challenge the system to embrace new technology, innovation and workforce models which can deliver better quality and value.