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Care Act 2014: How should local authorities deliver the care and support reforms? Please give us your views

Message from the Care and Support Minister, Norman Lamb

NLMSCS“We want to hear from people with experience of care and support, from those with needs for care and support and their carers to the dedicated professionals who are responsible for delivering care and support.

“The principle of personalisation is at the core of these reforms. Rather than the state deciding what people need, people themselves will be able to shape their care and support around what they want, to achieve the outcomes that matter to them.

“This consultation provides an important opportunity to influence the documents which will inform how local authorities go about delivering these reforms.

“I am proud of the uniquely collaborative approach taken to developing this legislation. From the Law Commission’s report, through to the public consultation on the draft Care and Support Bill, to the pre-legislative scrutiny and debates during the Bill’s passage through parliament, the Government has listened and improved the legislation at every stage of the process.

“This consultation on the Care Act’s draft guidance and regulations continues our collaborative approach.

“I hope that local authorities, people who use and provide care and support, the voluntary sector and everyone with interest or expertise will once again contribute.

“By sharing your views and experience you can help us to ensure that the regulations and guidance deliver these crucial reforms.”

Minister of State for Care and Support, Norman Lamb, June 2014