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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

“We need to prioritise prevention to ensure a sustainable NHS, to ensure that people can enjoy the best possible quality of life using our hospitals less often and later in life. We can do this through helping people spend more years in good health, and when unwell, to stay in their own homes for longer. And as people retire later, we need to extend their healthy working life.

40 per cent of all morbidity is preventable and 60 per cent of 60 year olds have at least one longer term condition. In 15 years we will have 1.3 million more people aged over 85, so prevention has to be at the heart of both the new NHS Ten Year Plan and the future work programme of its most critical partner, Local Government.”

Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive, Public Health England

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