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Community Care

Volume 171: debated on Tuesday 1 May 1990

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50.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will now bring forward proposals for users of community care services to be consulted regarding local authority care plans.

60.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will now bring forward proposals for users of community care services to be consulted regarding local authority care plans.

77.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will now bring forward proposals for users of community care services to be consulted regarding local authority care plans.

104.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will now bring forward proposals for users of community care services to be consulted regarding local authority care plans.

The White Paper "Caring for People" lays stress on both users of services and those who care for them being consulted and involved in the care plans process. The guidance which the Department is preparing to assist local authorities and other agencies will reinforce the responsibility to consult.

79.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received regarding the funding arrangements for local authority community care.

83.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received regarding the funding arrangements for local authority community care.

I refer the hon. Members to the reply I gave the hon. Member for Glanford and Scunthorpe (Mr. Morley) earlier today.

122.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is being done to improve financial management information systems for the implementation of community care.

It is predominantly for local authorities to determine the financial information systems they need to develop in order to implement community care policies in the way best suited to local needs and circumstances. Many authorities are working with the Audit Commission, and other advisers to develop their strategies and systems to support them. In addition, the Department of Health is supporting a joint project between the Association of Directors of Social Services and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy with the objective of producing guidance on financial management.