CCC: Government is yet to provide a definitive answer


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

The Continuing Care Conference (CCC) has called on the Government to fulfil its promise of “joined-up” thinking on long term care for older people. CCC chairman Dr Chai Patel said people had been kept waiting too long for a definitive answer on the future framework of long term care. “Recent press speculation about the forthcoming White Paper has created even more uncertainty for some of the most vulnerable members of society,” Dr Patel said. “CCC welcomes the Government’s commitment to tackling this thorny political issue, but remains concerned that the various policy strands will not be drawn together to create a coherent and sustainable system.” The CCC said care standards were meaningless without reference to the available resources and how they were distributed, The Care Standards Bill will establish national minimum standards of care but care funding is to be addressed by the yet to be published White Paper. The lobby group also said the Government must set out clear definitions of types of care, along





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