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The response to our green paper, and its thirty consultation questions, has been significant. We have received more than 540 submissions and we have gathered further valuable insights individuals and organisations through public polling and focus groups.

Our new report outlines the findings of this consultation and their implications for social care. It also sets out our fourteen recommendations to the Government.

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

Views from the sector

“Local government and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector share a vision for social care which helps us all to live good lives in our own homes with the people we love. Immediate investment is needed to stabilise social care. Then councils and the VCSE sector must work with people who need support and their community organisations to co-design a social care system which intervenes early, sees the whole person and can stay with people and families for the long haul. Human, effective and sustainable approaches already exist: great councils have been pioneering their development. Now they must be scaled up and become the norm.”

Alex Fox OBE, Chief Executive of Shared Lives Plus and independent chair of the Joint VCSE Review

Who was the green paper aimed at?

The green paper was aimed at Local and national politicians, Professionals and the public.

Ultimately that means all of us as we cannot move forward without knowing our level of ambition and what we are willing to pay to achieve it.

What is the future of adult social care?

We’re all likely to be touched by social care at some point in our lives, but our current system is at a breaking point. We want to start a national debate on how to best fund adult social care. Have your say on the #futureofASC