CSCI ‘strongly backs’ Government’s vision

Posted on January 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

England’s Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) says it “strongly backs the vision set out in the Government’s White Paper “Our Health, Our Care, Our Say”. CSCI chair Dame Denise Platt said good social care and health services in community settings were crucial to help people achieve the independence they sought. “Ever since we started work in April 2004, we have emphasised what people repeatedly tell us – that they want to live independent lives wherever possible and so want real choice and control over any support or services they may require to achieve that,” said Dame Denise. “We are particularly pleased to see a number of statements and policies in the White Paper which will help to focus the attention of social care and health services on people’s needs.” Elements in the White paper which the CSCI singled out for support include: # The proposed outcomes for people who use social care, against which services should be measured; # Recognition that local councils are critical to delivering community

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