Paul Burstow

Minister of State for Care Services

Paul Burstow, Minister of State for Care Services

Paul Burstow is Minister of State for Care Services, his responsibilities include: Long-Term Care Reform; Adult Social Care; Carers; Personal Health Budgets; Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults; End of Life Care; Long-Term Conditions, including cancer and diabetes; Dementia; Mental Health; Physical Disabilities; Autism and Learning Disabilities. Read the latest news from the DH on Paul Burstow below.

About Paul Burstow: Educated at Glastonbury High School for Boys, Sutton; Carshalton College; and South Bank Polytechnic. On graduating, worked as a buying assistant before becoming a research assistant at the London Borough of Hounslow. Headed the Liberal Democrat’s Local Government Unit until 1997 and served on Sutton Council for 16 years from 1986.

Elected MP for Sutton and Cheam 1997. Has held several front bench positions, including Shadow Spokesman for Health, Shadow Minister for London and most recently Shadow Chief Whip. He is married with a son and two daughters.

Adult Autism Strategy: next steps in the national self assessment framework exercise

The first ever strategy for adults with autism in England, Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives, was published in March 2010. The strategy sets out a long-term vision and ambition to improve … Read more → – Adult Autism Strategy: next steps in the national self assessment framework exercise

Paul Burstow – next steps for social care reform

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

Improved mental health therapies for children

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One in ten children aged 5-16 years has a clinically diagnosable mental health problem. At any one time, more than a million children will have a diagnosable mental health disorder … Read more → – Improved mental health therapies for children

Time to Change – tackling mental health stigma

Paul Burstow visits Duke McKenzie's

Care Services Minister Paul Burstow visited Duke McKenzie’s fitness centre in Crystal Palace this week, to promote Time to Change, the leading stigma and anti-discrimination campaign, run by Mind and Rethink Mental … Read more → – Time to Change – tackling mental health stigma

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World Arthritis Day webchat – October 12

On Wednesday, 12 October, Paul Burstow, Minister of State for Care Services, will be online to hear your experiences of living with rheumatoid arthritis and answer questions about accessing physiotherapy. … Read more → – World Arthritis Day webchat – October 12

Discussions start on improving care and support

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Experts have been enlisted to help the Government’s discussions on how to improve the care and support system in England. It is estimated that within 20 years, the number of … Read more → – Discussions start on improving care and support

Living well with dementia: A Design Council challenge

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A national challenge has been launched by the Design Council, in partnership with the Department of Health, to develop new design-led ideas for products and services that make life simpler and … Read more → – Living well with dementia: A Design Council challenge