Workshop 2: funding reform

The second of the four workshops took place yesterday and brought together the seven discussion leaders and their reference group members.

The session was a valuable opportunity for attendees to share views and the insight collected to date. One area covered was the recommendations from the Dilnot Commission report.

Watch the films below to see what Andrew Lansley (Secretary of State for Health) and Dame Philippa Russell (Chair of the Standing Commission on Carers) had to say about the workshop.

Key points

Andrew Lansley

  • Andrew Lansley was at the discussion to listen to peoples views on the Dilnot report and recommendations, and to hear about the progress made by the priority discussion area groups
  • Reform is more than the long-term sustainable funding of social care. It is also about delivering improving quality of social care – an example being giving people more access to personal health budgets
  • Many more exciting discussions were taking place today and the engagement is making real progress

Dame Philippa Russell

  • As a member of the integration workstream, Phillipa welcomes the opportunity to be part of the discussions about what we expect health and social care to deliver in the 21st century
  • Today’s discussion focused on the
    recommendations from the Dilnot Commission, and how we intend to pay for future care and support
  • We now recognise that we need well integrated and coherent services. We also recognise that families that require care and support need to be equal partners in the care system
  • There are things, even in these hard economic times, that can be done to increase capacity in health and social care and to use services better
  • Phillipa welcomes the fact that carers are now part of this big debate


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