Lack of detail is delaying the social care green paper

Mon,15 April 2019
News Equality & Rights

The government has missed its fifth consecutive deadline for the publication of the social care green paper.

Public Finance (PF) has reported that these delays are due to a need for “greater consideration” of proposals,

Sue Bott, director of policy and development at Disability Rights UK, said some of the proposals discussed with ministers at roundtables on the green paper lacked detail.

“We were not told what all the proposals were, but we were told that some changes could be implemented straight away and would not need legislation – others would,”

“It was a weird meeting – we were being urged to be as supportive as we could, which was strange because we didn’t know much about the detail.

 “The people who are suffering here are people who can’t get out of their own homes and get on the streets and shout for support.”