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
    month.

    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
    services.

    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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