DoH working group set up to examine the issues

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

A working group has been set up by the Department of Health (DoH) in the wake of the Wanless review, with care services minister Liam Byrne saying Sir Derek’s work on the over 65 age group “will be useful but the Department will also need to consider the needs of the increasing numbers of vulnerable younger adults with complex needs who also need social care support”. “It is vital we plan ahead,” said Mr Byrne. “Our recent White Paper set out an ambitious agenda for active old age – with real choices and a boost for preventative services. Now we want to back those plans with funding that’s fair and fit for the future. “That is why the Treasury pinpointed aging as a key challenge for the spending review – and that’s why today we’re bringing together an unprecedented group to advise us. Sir Derek’s work will give us a flying start. The Department of Health will conduct a review of social care, starting from first principles on how social care is funded.  “We believe this is a once i

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