Social care leaders set out Green Paper priorities

Adult social care leaders have set out their key priorities for the social care green paper during a London conference last week.

A panel of leaders, including Care England’s Professor Martin Green OBE, set out their wish-list during the Westminster Health Forum.

Professor Green said: “The true measure of a successful integration is how well people experience a service.

“The green paper needs to set out a vision that is focused on the individual.”

The Care England leader said there should be also be a focus on making sure the development of an integrated health and social workforce is able to move between the two systems.

Michael Voges, ARCO Executive Director, said: “The Government needs to create a framework that would allow retirement operators to flourish.

Mr Voges said that 0.6% of over 65s live in retirement communities in the UK, compared with around 5% in Australia and New Zealand.

He continued: “ARCO has a goal of increasing this figure to 250,000 by 2030, which requires a £40bn investment. This projected growth could deliver savings of £5.6bn for the health and social care sector.”

The social care green paper is expected this month.

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