We are changing the care and support system in the most comprehensive overhaul since 1948, to make it clearer and fairer.
The new system will focus on people’s wellbeing, supporting them to live independently for as long as possible. Care and support will be centred on people’s needs, giving them better care and more control over the care they receive. We will also provide better support for carers.
The ‘Caring for our future’ White Paper sets out our vision for the reformed care and support system. The draft Care and Support Bill creates a single modern piece of law for adult care and support, replacing complex and outdated legislation. The progress report on funding reform sets out the government’s position on social care funding.
This video shows Martin Green, Chief Executive of the English Community Care Association (ECCA) speaking at the launch of the Developing Care Markets for Quality and Choice programme. Martin makes the following points: This programme enables us to respond to … – Martin Green of ECCA on the developing care markets programme – video
Today, the Department of Health launched a new programme to help provide more choice and higher quality of care and support services across the country. The Developing Care Markets for Quality and Choice (DCMQC) programme will help local authorities build … – New programme to ensure greater local choice of care services
A new tool allowing users to search and compare any Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered home care, residential or nursing home provider is now available online at NHS Choices. The Provider Quality Profile was launched as part of the Caring … – New online tool to search and compare local care providers
The Department wants to identify local authorities that would like to be involved in developing the use of direct payments in residential care. The White Paper ‘Caring for our future: reforming care and support’, published on 11 July, committed to … – Developing the use of direct payments in residential care