GOCERNMENT CALLS FOR REVIEW OF SOCIAL CARE

Government orders review of Social Care eligibility rules

The eligibility criteria, which governs all older and disabled people’s right to receive care services, is to be fundamentally reviewed.

Care Services Minister, Ivan Lewis, has asked the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) to undertake the review and report back to him with recommendations in the Autumn.

The review will focus on national definitions of need and their application at a local level by councils.

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