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Social Services: Older People

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 130593, tabled on 1 March 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking ensure that the responses of people who do not have access to the internet are taken into account in its forthcoming consultation on care and support for older people.

Answered on

8 March 2018

The Government is committed to ensuring that the consultation which follows the publication of the Green Paper in summer 2018 seeks the broadest possible range of views in order to build consensus around the reforms which are needed. Detailed plans for the consultation will be confirmed nearer the time.

Ahead of the Green Paper’s publication, the Government is working with experts, stakeholders and people using care and support services to shape the long-term reform which is needed.