The Treasury is expected to set the Department of Health a target
to promote the independence and dignity of older people when it
publishes the next set of public service agreements next
Older people’s tsar Ian Philp is believed to be pushing for the new
target, which would be a significant departure from the normal
focus on more measurable goals, such as reduced waiting lists.
Association of Directors of Social Services president Andrew Cozens
said he “very strongly hoped” there was something in the DoH’s PSA
that related directly to the social care sector.