The Green Paper on the reform of adult care and support in England will now be published in early July.
Secretary of State for Health Andy Burnham confirmed the launch timing while answering questions in the House of Commons last Tuesday.
“In early July we will publish a Green Paper setting out options to reform the care and support system,” he said.
Speaking shortly afterwards, Care Service Minister Phil Hope explained some of the aims of the publication.
“It will be radical, and it will spell out what we will do in future to ensure that people get high-quality care, and that they have choice and control over that care. We will make sure that the system is fair, transparent, simple and affordable for all. Those things are matters of principle for us.”
After the paper has been published the Government will conduct a 16 week consultation period, asking the public and stakeholders which reform options they favour. The engagement will include discussion events, a leaflet campaign and various online activity. Up to date information will be available on the Care and Support website.