Caring for our future: reforming care and support

The White Paper ‘Caring for our future: reforming care and support’, published by the Department of Health, sets out the vision for a reformed care and support system.

The new system will:

  • focus on people’s wellbeing and support them to stay independent for as long as possible
  • introduce greater national consistency in access to care and support
  • provide better information to help people make choices about their care
  • give people more control over their care
  • improve support for carers
  • improve the quality of care and support
  • improve integration of different services

You can find out more about the White Paper and the draft Care and Support Bill on the Caring for our future site.

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