Government's new plan for social care

The Government has now published its new social care plan in a white paper, "People at the Heart of Care: adult social care reform".
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On 7 September 2021, the Prime Minister announced £5.4 billion for adult social care reform over the next 3 years. At the Autumn Spending Review 2021, it was confirmed that £1.7 billion of this funding would be for major improvements across the adult social care system.

This white paper sets out how some of this money will be spent to begin to transform the adult social care system in England, such as new investments in:

  • housing and home adaptations
  • technology and digitisation
  • workforce training and wellbeing support
  • support for unpaid carers, and improved information and advice
  • innovation and improvement

Together, these measures aim to put people at the heart of social care and move us towards our 10-year reform vision.

You can learn more about the reforms, and how they will benefit you and your family by visiting the Transforming Social Care website.

Read the White Paper

Our colleagues at Healthwatch England have produced an analysis of the White Paper:

Read the Healthwatch analysis


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