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Draft Care and Support Bill

The Bill, which in large part accepts the recommendations of the recent Law Commission review, aims to bring together all the underlying rights powers and duties that underpin the national legislative framework for social care. While retaining the principles of means testing and eligibility thresholds, it introduces into legislation principles of well-being, integration, prevention and…

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Caring for our future: reforming care and support

This policy briefing explores the government’s adult social care White Paper with reference to the draft Care and Support Bill and the progress report on social care funding reform. We will be publishing a more detailed briefing(s) on the Bill, funding reform and other related issues. It will be of interest to a wide range…

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Consultation on mandate to NHS Commissioning Board

The mandate to the NHS Commissioning Board will set objectives for the Board to meet. The consultation document explains the process of developing the mandate and consulting on the draft. The draft mandate itself outlines 22 objectives with blanks where actual targets are to be proposed. The document explains that the targets will be filled…

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Annual report on the NHS and public health

The annual report which is a requirement of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 gives the Secretary of State’s assessment of the NHS in 2011/12, including public health. It picks out certain topics for further comment, such as health inequalities, health and wellbeing and integrated care, which will be of interest to local authorities.…

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Final report of the Commission on Improving Dignity in Care for Older People

This briefing summarises and comments on the recently published final report of the Commission on Dignity in Care for Older people and its recommendations. The briefing will be of interest to health and social care commissioners, councillors with a health and/or social care remit, members of Health and Wellbeing Boards and local authority health scrutiny…

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Health, public health and social care round-up June 2012

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration. The briefings are organised in the…

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Young people and housing

Summary In June, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published Housing Options and Solutions for Young People in 2020. The report aims to inform the development of housing policy and practice by exploring the impact of the housing crisis on young people in Britain and identifying the key challenges young people are likely to face in 2020.…

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On Your Radar June 2012

On Your Radar looks back over the last period, ahead at what could be hitting the headlines and comments on issues relevant to local government that will be influencing the political landscape over the coming months. This edition highlights: Upcoming briefings CLG update LGiU social care updates: APPG inquiry, outcome based commissioning survey, co-production publication

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DH actions to improve care of people with learning disabilities following Winterbourne View review

The Department of Health (DH) has published an interim report following a Care Quality Commission (CQC) national review of learning disability services after the BBC Panorama expose of abuse at Winterbourne View private hospital. The DH report outlines 14 national actions and makes recommendations for complementary local action and strategic planning. This briefing outlines and…

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