Older Persons: Care and Human Rights - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:52 pm on 11th July 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Wheeler Baroness Wheeler Opposition Senior Whip (Lords) 2:52 pm, 11th July 2017

My Lords, my noble friend is to be congratulated on his excellent report, bringing together key issues that would enable older people to maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life and to receive the care that they need. The report underlines the importance of countries having an enabling legal framework for the provision of integrated health and social care. What action will the Government therefore take in the light of the conclusions of last week’s IPPR report, which calls for our existing national legislation to be amended to enable pooled budgets and integration, and also says that if everybody has to carry on working round the 2012 Act, as at present, STPs and accountable care systems could both be blocked?