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.
- 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