Select Committee report and Government response: Adult Social Care

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The funding pressures on adult social care are having very serious consequences on the quantity and quality of care people receive.

This is according to a report on Adult Social Care (pdf) published by the the Communities and Local Government Select Committee in March 2017.

The Government responded to the report in October 2017 (pdf).

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Scottish Government consultation: Socio-Economic Duty

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In 2017, Scotland will become the first part of the UK to introduce the socio-economic duty to tackle the inequalities of outcome caused by socio-economic disadvantage.

The Scottish Government has published a July 2017 consultation paper (pdf) asking for views on how public authorities can meet the requirements of the duty. This consultation closes on 12 September 2017.

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Government Equalities Office announcement: Gender Recognition Act Consultation

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The Government Equalities Office (GEO) has announced new proposals to streamline and de-medicalise the process for changing gender. A consultation on the Gender Recognition Act 2004 will be launched in Autumn 2017.

This July 2017 news is accompanied by a national survey on LGBT experiences, and a reduction in the deferral blood donation period for men who have sex with men (from 12 to 3 months).

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Mayor of London consultation: The Mayor’s Vision for a Diverse and Inclusive City

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Mayor Sadiq Kahn has published his Diversity and Inclusion Vision (pdf) for London; setting out a future that is diverse, inclusive and integrated for residents, workers and tourists.

The Mayor wants to hear from individuals and organisations that can help him and the GLA group make London a more inclusive city. Responses must be received by 11 September 2017.

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