Adult social care matters

Escalating funding pressures and increasing demand are threatening services that improve lives and communities. We cannot go on like this.

It is time to confront the hard choices and be honest about the options. This is our chance to put adult social care right at the very heart of the Government’s thinking.

The consultation will run until 26 September. Your views will help build a vision for adult social care that supports people, communities, hospitals and our economy for decades to come.

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Who is this green paper aimed at?

Local and national politicians: as representatives of us all it is in your gift to help bring about the change that is sought – promoting it, putting it on the map and helping to deliver it.

Professionals involved in the commissioning and delivery of care and health: your knowledge of the operational aspects of care and health can help identify all the barriers to progress that need to be overcome and how we might do so.

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Public: the chances are that you, or someone you know, will at some point have contact with social care, be that needing services, working in the sector, or being an unpaid carer for someone you love.

All of us:
we cannot move forward without knowing our level of ambition and what we are willing to pay to achieve it.

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Views from the sector

“We support the LGA’s objective to show how local government can be at the forefront of developing pragmatic solutions, this should be the time for an informed debate with the public on the future of social care. The absence of adequate, long-term funding and reform for adult social care has already had a significant impact on increasing demand both in the NHS and across council services.

As a sector we want to support people to live independent, fulfilled lives and we have shown to be effective in doing this when we have the right tools and funding. Ensuring that people and place are at heart of any reform, is the right approach to take – we now need to pick up the pace of planning to address the urgency of need.”

Paul Najsarek, Solace lead spokesperson for Wellbeing and Chief Executive of the London Borough of Ealing

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