Local Conservative Health and Wellbeing Spokesman Cllr Nick Taylor has this week written to the Government outlining the need for urgent action on tackling the growing social care issue both in Brighton and Hove and countrywide after the recent announcement of a further delay to the Social Care Green Paper.
The Green Paper is set to outline proposals around topics including integration with health and other services, carers, workforce, and technological developments and will “ensure that the care and support system is sustainable in the long term”. The Government will also consider domestic and international comparisons as part of preparations for the Paper.
Conservative Health and Wellbeing Spokesman Cllr Nick Taylor commented:
“Integration between health and social care is a very great prize delivering improved social care services for our city. Whilst we continue this work locally, a national delay is hugely regrettable. I hope this can be resolved quickly and have outlined these points to the Chancellor to consider.”
Leader of the Conservative Group for Brighton and Hove City Council, Cllr Tony Janio added:
“Whilst we appreciate that the Social Care Green Paper was delayed for the development of the Government’s highly commendable Long Term Plan for the NHS, we must continue to drive forward on such an important issue. The Conservative Group therefore fully supports Cllr Taylor’s words and echoes his concerns at any further delay.”
A copy of the letter can be read here: Social Care Letter