Big Care Debate Invitation
24 September 2009, 11:13AM - 26 October 2009, 11:13AM
Worcestershire County Council Press Release
Invitation to join in the Big Care Debate
All of us – whether as service users, carers, relatives, service providers or taxpayers – have an interest in the future of the adult care and support system.
A national debate being led by the Department of Health, called the Big Care Debate, centres around the future funding of social care and we would like to hear your views and opinions on the funding options that are being proposed.
We will be holding two of our very own Big Care Debates to discuss the Government’s proposals, giving you the opportunity to voice your thoughts on the proposals and help us in shaping our response to the Department of Health.
We would like to invite you to attend one of the following events:
14th October from 10.30am – 1pm
at Spadesbourne Suite, Council House, Burcot Lane, Bromsgrove B60 1AA
26th October from 2pm – 4.30pm
at The Guildhall, High Street, Worcester. WR1 2EY
To reserve a place contact Joan Tyler-Gunston Tel: 01905 766929
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Background to the Big Care Debate
The Government has published ‘Shaping the Future of Care Together’, a Green Paper on the reform of the adult care and support system in England.
Care and support helps people do everyday things like living in their own homes, working, shopping and caring for their family, which most of us take for granted.
The current system is struggling to meet the needs of our society. Designed back in the 1940s, when life expectancy was shorter and social attitudes and expectations were very different, it urgently needs updating.
Shaping the Future of Care Together spells out a vision to build a National Care Service that is fair, simple and affordable for all adults in England. It sets out the options for service reform, and how the new system could be organised and paid for.
The Big Care Debate
The publication of the Green Paper marked the start of the Big Care Debate, a consultation which will continue until 13 November 2009. The Government wants to hear as many views as possible.
If you are not able to attend yourself please extend this invitation to others who you think maybe interested in taking part. You can still take part in the debate by visiting www.careandsupport.direct.gov.uk and completing the online questionnaire. Alternatively if you want a paper questionnaire please contact Joan Tyler-Gunston on 01905 766929.
It is vital that we all engage in the Big Care Debate – join us to help shape the future of care together.