Social Care Consultations Are Ongoing

The engagement programme to develop detailed plans for social care reform are continuing as Department of Health and Social Care officials met with a range of social care organisations in a new Health and Wellbeing Alliance Social Care group.

Made up of a wide range of voluntary and charitable organisations, the group discussed the vision for social care.

The DHSC is also working with system leaders, voluntary organisations and charities to discuss how system-wide social care reform can best support care users.


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