Social Services

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 27th November 2017.

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Photo of Daniel Zeichner Daniel Zeichner Labour, Cambridge

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make it his policy to ensure the planned consultation on social care consults (a) local authorities and (b) people with dementia.

Photo of Daniel Zeichner Daniel Zeichner Labour, Cambridge

To ask the Minister of State for the Cabinet Office, what the planned launch date is for the Government's consultation on social care; who will be involved in that consultation; and whether that consultation will be open for a period of three months or longer.

Photo of Daniel Zeichner Daniel Zeichner Labour, Cambridge

To ask the Minister of State for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the planned consultation on social care will adequately consider the needs and experiences of people who are or have been affected by dementia.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office

The Government has committed to publishing a Green Paper on care and support by summer 2018.

In developing the Green Paper, it is right that we take the time needed to debate the many complex issues and listen to the perspectives of experts and care users, building consensus around reforms which can succeed. This is why we are starting a process of initial engagement over the coming months through which Government will work with experts and stakeholders, including representatives from local government, the NHS the voluntary sector and care providers, as well as care users and carers to shape the long-term reforms that will be proposed in the Green Paper. And when the Green Paper is published, it will then be subject to a full formal public consultation, providing a further opportunity for all interested parties to give their views, including Local Authorities and those affected by dementia.

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