October 8, 2008
Share Your Views on Care Services
PEOPLE from across Warwickshire are being invited to contribute their views on the future of care services during a scrutiny exercise by the county council.
Bosses at Shire Hall have organised a committee meeting to discuss how they can meet the needs of a changing society for care, support and independence.The select committee, which is being held at 10am next Wednesday at Shire Hall in Warwick, will hear evidence submitted by a range of organisations including Age Concern, NHS Warwickshire and the Countywide Older People's Forum.
Every adult in the country will be affected by changes to the current system, and councillors are urging the public to join the national debate. Views are being sought on three broad issues: improving care and support, paying for care and support, anddelivering care and support.
The meeting has been organised to respond to a government consultation paper launched by the Prime Minister in May.
Councillor Mota Singh, vice-chairman of the county council's adult and community services overview and scrutiny committee, said: "The debate examines our changing society and how services can continue to be provided in the future.
"The main issues centre on realising the vision for a social care system, striking a funding balance between the state, the individual and the family, and how care and support is targeted both locally and nationally."
Evidence collected during the select committee will contribute to a report which will be presented to the county council's cabinet later this year.
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