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Social Services: Public Consultation

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the forthcoming Green Paper on social care will include proposals on supporting people. (246834)

The whole ethos of the Care and Support Green Paper, to be published early in 2009, will be how people can be better supported in the future.

The Government intend to publish its proposals for reform in order to address demographic changes and an estimated widening gap in funding. Ahead of producing the Green Paper, the Department has run a six-month public engagement process in order to gather views and comments from stakeholders, service users and members of the public to help inform the Green Paper to help ensure this will meet the needs of those requiring support.