ECCA: ‘pleased that care homes’ role is recognised’

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

A joint commissioning framework, preventative agenda and the proposed integration of social and health care set out in the Government’s White Paper on health and social care have won the support of the English Community Care Association (ECCA). The association’s chief executive Martin Green said ECCA was encouraged by the proposals, and pleased that the role of residential care had not been downplayed. “The care home sector has eagerly awaited this White Paper, because it desperately needs a clear endorsement of its role within the continuum of care and the resources to enable residents to maintain a full and active life,” said Mr Green.. “We are encouraged that residential care has not been portrayed in the negative light that it was in the Green Paper. We believe that this is a recognition of residential care within the continuum of choices for people However we will continue to ensure that residential care is part of all the discussions and further consultation that will take place as the White Paper is im

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