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The future of older people’s social care

6th February 2018

Help Healthwatch get older people’s experiences of social care listened to by the government.

The government has announced that they will publish a green paper on care and support for older people by summer 2018. This will provide a basis for a discussion and ideas for future services.

Sandie Smith, our CEO, has joined a task group with Healthwatch England to make sure that older people’s and carers’ experiences are considered as part of this thinking.

Social care is practical support if you need help with everyday activities. It can include help with washing, dressing, getting out of bed on a morning, help with medicines and housework.

Care and support services are not free. Most people have to pay something towards their own care and some will have to pay for all of the costs.

At Healthwatch, we think it’s important that people’s experiences of social care  and ideas for the future are fed into any policy development. We want to encourage as many people as possible to share their experiences with us.

This is only the start of the conversation, as the green paper will be subject to a full public consultation after it is published in summer 2018.

Please do tell us about your experiences of social care support, either for your self or for someone important to you. Call us on  0330 355 1285, email or click here to feedback online

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