Ladyman insists Valuing People work will not be diluted

    Stephen Ladyman insisted today that the work of the Valuing
    People support team would not be “diluted” by a merger
    with six other government programmes.

     
    Stephen Ladyman

    The team is due to form part of the Care Services Improvement
    Partnership (CSIP) alongside programmes including the National
    Institute of Mental Health for England.

    Speaking at a conference to launch the National Family Carer
    Network in London, Ladyman said he would retain “absolute
    commitment” to the future of Valuing People.

    He added that he was still looking for a “suitable”
    organisation to host the CSIP following the recent scrapping of the
    proposed transfer of the programmes from the Department of Health
    to the Social Care Institute for Excellence.

    Ladyman welcomed the launch of the National Family Carer
    Network, which is funded by the DoH and will be led by learning
    difficulties’ charity the Home Farm Trust.

    The Network aims to bring together individuals and groups of
    carers of people with learning difficulties to share information
    and provide support.

    Co-ordinator Helen Dorr said she hoped the initiative would help
    to alleviate the isolation of many carers struggling to cope on
    their own.

     

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