SCIE media releases 2010

SCIE statement on the Social Care White Paper

30 March 2010

Chair of the Social Care Institute for Excellence, Allan Bowman, says:

We are very pleased that this important White Paper has been published today. It’s ambitious and signals a bold next step on the improvement journey for care and support services in England. We are pleased that this paper has clearly been significantly influenced by listening to the public through the Big Care Debate and the discussions which followed last year’s Green Paper. We have maintained throughout that questions about who pays for adult social care are vital but that it’s equally crucial to ensure that social care services are cost-effective, personalised and delivered by a well-supported, skilled workforce.

The proposals for a new quality framework for adult social care are particularly welcome and SCIE expects to play a leading role in developing a model to help drive high quality and personalised care and support services. We are already working to build an approach to assess services’ value for money and the White Paper presents the opportunity to develop this further. SCIE will share the evidence about what works and what offers best value for money, so that those who plan, deliver and use services are basing their choices on the best available knowledge.

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