Social care leaders to lobby government over adult green paper

Social care leaders from the public and voluntary sectors have
joined together to lobby the government on its vision for adult
social care, writes Mithran Samuel.

They have set up an interagency group, led by the Association of
Directors of Social Services, the Local Government Association and
the NHS Confederation and is due to hold its first meeting this

The group, which will include a number of charities, will lobby
the government on the adult green paper, due for publication next
month, and put forward its own proposals for the future of adult

A similar coalition was set up to lobby ministers on
children’s services, ahead of the publication of the
children’s green paper ‘Every Child Matters’ in
September 2003.

It successfully persuaded the government to increase the level
of local flexibility in its children’s reforms, embodied in
the Children Act 2004.

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