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The draft Care and Support Bill creates a single modern piece of law for adult care and support, replacing complex and outdated legislation.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.
Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb today announced a 12 week consultation to establish a full set of NICE quality standards and guidance for social care. The Department is seeking ideas from care users, their families and carers, service commissioners, … – Department seeks views on NICE standards to improve quality of social care
The draft Care and Support Bill is now going through pre-legislative scrutiny. This means a joint committee, made up of 12 members from both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, is considering the draft Bill. The committee … – Draft Care and Support Bill scrutinised by joint committee
This week National Voices, the national coalition of health and social care charities and its members, has launched a consultation on what constitutes high quality, person-centred and coordinated (‘integrated’) care. This work has been commissioned by the NHS Commissioning Board … – National Voices launch consultation on ‘integrated’ care
The Department has published a summary of the views received as part of the consultation process on the draft Care and Support Bill. Public consultation on the draft bill was from 11 July to 19 October 2012. Over 1,000 comments … – Summary of responses to the draft Care and Support Bill consultation published
Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb today launched a 12 week consultation on new measures to protect people who rely on care services in the event of provider failure. A system of checks on the finances of the largest care … – Department seeks views on new protections if care providers fail
The national Leadership Qualities Framework for Adult Social Care, as announced by Norman Lamb, Minister for Care Services, at the National Children’s and Adults’ Services Conference last week, has been published by the National Skills Academy for Social Care. The … – National Skills Academy publishes Leadership Qualities Framework for Adult Social Care
Today, Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb, launched the Hospital 2 Home resource pack designed to support older patients returning from hospital. The Hospital 2 Home resource is designed to make it easier for health and social care professionals involved … – New hospital 2 home discharge pack to support care of older people
The Department of Health today opened a £300 million fund to provide new and modernised homes designed to meet the needs of older people and people with disabilities. Local authorities will be able to bid for money from the fund … – Fund to create and modernise homes for independent living