Local authorities will no longer be legally required to produce
community care plans from this month (April).
The decision follows the department of health’s
consultation into removing the obligation, which found respondents
favoured such a move.
A doh briefing note says amalgamating CCPs into health and
modernisation plans could provide a significant way of ensuring
CCPs are jointly owned and developed by councils and health
The note says: “We encourage local authorities and health
bodies, who have not already done so, to ensure that service users
and smaller services groups do not lose out by removing this