Priorities: areas for discussion

We have identified six areas that we believe have the biggest potential to make improvements to the care and support system, and we want to hear your views. Please add your comments below, or complete our feedback form.

We have also asked a key leader of the care and support community to help the Government to lead the discussions for each of the six areas that have been identified for improvement.

Developing a transformed care and support system

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David Behan – Director General of Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships gives a video blog update on the progress made during the engagement the DH has been running in relation to the future of the care and support system.

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1. Improving quality and developing the workforce

The quality of care people receive is a major concern for users, their families and the public more widely. Read more about quality… What do you think? a. Should there be a standard definition of quality in adult social care … Read more → – 1. Improving quality and developing the workforce

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2. Increased personalisation and choice

The needs and circumstances of every person receiving care and support are unique to them. Whether a person funds their own care or receives a personal budget we want people to have genuine choice and control over the services they … Read more → – 2. Increased personalisation and choice

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3. Ensuring services are better integrated around people’s needs

People’s lives rarely fit into neat compartments. Getting the care we need may involve several different services and agencies. We want to discuss how local services can work better together to meet people’s needs. Read more about integration… What do … Read more → – 3. Ensuring services are better integrated around people’s needs

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4. Supporting greater prevention and early intervention

Across health, social care and public health, we want to focus on prevention and early intervention to help people maintain their independence and improve their health and well-being. Read more about prevention and early intervention… What do you think? a. … Read more → – 4. Supporting greater prevention and early intervention

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