Lord Ouseley – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lord Ouseley on 2016-02-01.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications for the quality of social care and support systems, including independent living of the elderly and disabled people, of not providing extra funding for the Better Care Fund in 2016–17

Lord Prior of Brampton

The Government’s decision to introduce the adult social care precept from 2016/17 and additional Better Care Fund funding from 2018/19 reflected consideration of social care cost pressures as part of the Spending Review process.

Under the Care Act councils are obliged to ensure that any person in its area wishing to access services in the market has a variety of high quality services to choose from.