The lives we want to lead
The LGA green paper for adult social care and wellbeing
for politicians, care professionals and the public
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We’d like to thank our partners from across the sector for their thoughts, comments and input into the green paper. Here’s what they have to say…
High quality social care and support helps people live the life they want to live. It helps bind our communities, it sustains our NHS and it provides essential economic value to our country.
While it is true that social care and the NHS are inextricably linked, it should be seen an essential service in its own right and the people who work hard to deliver the service should be seen as just as valuable as staff in the NHS.
Questions about the future of adult social care and support, and the wider changes we need to make to our care and health system to improve wellbeing, should be everyone’s business.
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People must come first. Organisations’ structures, governance, strategy, policy and partnerships all matter.
We must start by asking the individual person, ‘What matters to you?’ rather than ‘What is the matter with you?’
Social care and support matters to individuals, our communities, our NHS and our economy. What is the case for change?
Why has it proved so hard for successive governments to deliver sustainable long term funding for this crucial service?
If we are to really tackle the full extent of future demand with quality services we need to refocus our efforts on intervening earlier and preventing needs developing in the first place.
Joining up care and support and intervening and offering early support to keep people well is a more efficient use of resources but efficiency alone is not enough.
A summary of the key points from within the Green Paper.
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