Green Paper – ‘Cost neutral’ view is unrealistic

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

Response to the Government’s latest “Green Paper” on adult social care, the consultation document titled Independence, Wellbeing and Choice, has been very much of a “let’s wait and see” nature, but with a warning that that change will come with a monetary cost. Dame Denise Platt, chair of the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI), has welcomed the Government’s stated commitment to inclusion, choice and personal control and the emphasis on sustaining the ordinary fabric of a person1s life, but then points to the gap between how services are currently delivered and the aspirations set out in the Green Paper. “If the vision is delivered, social care services will be transformed for the better, benefiting everyone who uses care services,” said Dame Denise. “We hope the Government’s single White Paper, bringing together proposals for both adult social care services and all health care delivered outside NHS hospitals, will give equal weight to both social and health care services.” That hope is echoed in may

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