Caring for our future: shared ambitions for care and support

The Government has launched Caring for our future: shared ambitions for care and support – a discussion with people who use care and support services, carers, local councils, care providers and the voluntary sector, about the priorities for improving care and support. Caring for our future is an opportunity to bring together the recommendations from the Law Commission and the Commission on Funding of Care and Support with the Government’s Vision for Adult Social Care, setting them in the wider context for reform.

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The Government has set out six priorities to make improvements to the care and support system:

  1. Improving quality and developing the workforce
  2. Increased personalisation and choice
  3. Ensuring services are better integrated around people’s needs
  4. Supporting greater prevention and early intervention
  5. Creating a more diverse and responsive care market
  6. The role of the financial services sector in supporting users, carers and their families

A key leader from the care and support community will lead the discussions for each of these six areas.

The engagement exercise will run until 2 December and the results from the discussions will inform a Government White Paper on social care reform and a progress report on funding reform that will be published in spring 2012.