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Government to set out proposals to reform care and support for older people

17 November 2017

GovernmentThe First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office has announced that the Government will publish a green paper on care and support for older people by summer 2018. The paper will set out plans on how Government proposes to improve care and support for older people.

As the population grows and people are living longer, providing sustainable solutions to care for older people is an increasing challenge. The Government has begun a process of engagement in advance of the green paper to reflect a wide range of views and requirements, including work with independent experts, stakeholders and users to shape long-term reforms that will be proposed in the green paper. Once the paper is published it will be subject to a full public consultation.

First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office, Damian Green, said:

‘An ageing population needs a long-term solution for care, but building a sustainable support system will require some big decisions. 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, to build consensus around reforms which can succeed.’

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