The conversation about social care has never been more important
31 July 2018
- The Local Government Association (LGA) has launched a public consultation on how best to support the wellbeing of the elderly and disabled and how to fund it.
- The organisation said it had taken action after the government's recent decision to delay its green paper on social care until the autumn, despite services being at "breaking point".
- They hope the consultation will kick start a "nationwide public debate" about the future of care.
Responding to the announcement of the LGA's public consultation on the future of social care, Saffron Cordery, NHS Providers deputy chief executive, said:
"Social care and health are two sides of the same coin.
"The LGA's conversation about social care is vital to understand how we provide high quality, timely, cost effective support to everyone who needs it.
"Gathering views from the frontline about how we change has never been more important."