Caring for our Future: Reforming care and support

Taking control

I am in control of my care and support.

This section of the Social Care White Paper says that people will have control of their own care and support, so they can make decisions about the options available and proposes entitlement to a personal budget and stronger ambitions on direct payments. Care and support will focus on meeting people’s individual needs and helping them to achieve their aspirations. People will not have to fight against the system: health, housing and care services will join up around them.

The section focuses on all aspects of personalisation – including how the NHS, Public Health, Housing and social care can work in more joined-up ways, removing the barriers to deliver better integrated care. It promotes models of coordinated care for older people, improving access to health services for people living in care homes and better end of life care.

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