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Community Care: Elderly

Volume 493: debated on Monday 8 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the forthcoming social care Green Paper will contain proposals to assist older people to live independently at home through housing adaptations. (278155)

The Government recognise the importance of a diverse range of housing support being available and that this helps people live independently within their own homes.

The forthcoming “care and support” Green Paper will lay out a series of options around reforming the care and support system, to ensure that care is high quality and cost-effective; that people have choice and control over the care they receive and that the funding system is fair, sustainable, and affordable for individuals and the state. The detail of the Green Paper will be revealed when it is published later this month.