The funding pressures on adult social care are having very serious consequences on the quantity and quality of care people receive.
The Scottish Government has published a July 2017 consultation paper asking for views on how public authorities can meet the requirements of the new socio-economic duty.
Shaping Our Lives is applying for funding to do a study into the experiences of disabled people who have been foster carers or have applied to become a foster carer but have been unsuccessful.
The House of Commons Health Committee launched an inquiry in September 2016 into the impact of Brexit on Health and Social Care. A report was published in April 2017.
The Joint Committee on Human Rights launched an inquiry into mental health and deaths in prison in December 2016. An interim report was published in April 2017.
Responses to a consultation on proposals to further extend charging for overseas visitors and migrants who use the NHS; including the Royal College of Nursing, the TUC, and the Race Equality Foundation. The Government responded in February 2017.
The Government published a green paper, ‘Improving Lives’, on work, disability and health in October 2016. The Government also launched an open consultation seeking views on what it will take to transform employment prospects for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions. The consultation is open until 17 February 2017.
The Department of Health launched a listening programme to work with people with dementia and their carers in November 2016. The programme will include different ways of gathering people’s views and experiences, both in person and online.
The Government opened an open consultation into the carers strategy in March 2016. The consultation closed on 31 July 2016.
The Equality and Diversity Forum published a response to the government consultation on NHS charging proposals for non-EU citizens in March 2016.