The Caring for our future engagement has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part by submitting comments or attending events. The Department of Health will be continuing to work with the appointed discussion leaders and their reference group members to develop policy recommendations for the White Paper and the progress report on funding that will be published later this spring.

The feedback that has been collected from the care and support sector and the public between 15 September and 2 December 2011 will be used to help the Government understand the immediate and longer-term priorities for social care reform, and will inform this policy development and decisions. Do keep in touch with us via the Caring for our future mailbox or via this website, and your comments will be passed onto the relevant policy teams at the Department of Health.

Further updates will be published here or on the Department of Health website as soon as they’re available

Queen’s Speech announces draft Care and Support Bill

Today’s Queen’s speech announced that the Government will shortly publish a draft Care and Support Bill for pre-legislative scrutiny (PLS) in Parliament, and for wider engagement amongst the care and support sector. This follows the Government’s engagement, Caring for our … Read more → – Queen’s Speech announces draft Care and Support Bill

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Paul Burstow attends ‘care bank’ launch

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Last week the Minister of State for Care Services, Paul Burstow, attended the launch of the CareBank pilot at the WRVS York Centre in Maidenhead. During his visit, he met local authority representatives and was shown the new online system … Read more → – Paul Burstow attends ‘care bank’ launch

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Paul Burstow visits dementia ward at Kings College Hospital

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The Minister of State for Care Services, Paul Burstow, visited the Marjory Warren ward in Kings College Hospital in London last week. The ward has been specially designed for older patients with dementia and delirium, and contains a number of … Read more → – Paul Burstow visits dementia ward at Kings College Hospital

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Caring for our future statistics

The Caring for our future engagement ran from 15 September until 2 December. It saw numerous discussions taking place across the country, and the Department of Health is currently working through all of the feedback that was submitted. In total: … Read more → – Caring for our future statistics

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Paul Burstow – next steps for social care reform

Paul Burstow, Minister of State for Care Services, talks about the Caring for our future engagement process. In this video, Paul Burstow, Minister of State for Care Services, covers: the discussions that took place from 15 September – 2 December … Read more → – Paul Burstow – next steps for social care reform

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