People want choice and control over their care and support, so they can receive the services which best meet their needs. In the future, individuals will increasingly be purchasing their own services. Those funding their own care will continue to seek a range of services. Read more about a diverse and responsive care market…
What do you think?
a. How would you define the social care market? What are the different dimensions we need to consider when assessing the market (eg type of provision, client group, size of provider, market share)?
b. How could we make the market work more effectively including promoting growth, better information for commissioners (local authorities and individuals), improved quality and choice and innovation?
c. Does there need to be further oversight of the care market, including measures to address provider failure? If so, what elements should this approach include, and who should do it?
d. Looking to the future, what could be the impacts of wider reforms on the market? What possible effects would the following have on the market: the recommendations of the Dilnot Commission’s report, the roll out of personal budgets and direct payments, and the drive to improve quality and the workforce?
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