Lansley “acting quickly” on social care

Andrew Lansley announced the formation of the Commission on the Funding of Care and Support on 20 July.

At the time, he said he wanted the Commission to “act quickly” and report back to government within two months on the criteria it intends to use to judge competing proposals for reform.

That means we can expect the criteria on Monday.

Since the launch – some 57 days ago – the Commission’s website has had, erm, 0 updates. The only news item (as of today) is the launch press release, and the blogs page still says:

Content will be updated shortly.

It’s not as if there isn’t already a significant body of literature the Commission could make passing reference to in the most cursory of press releases or sharing of information on their website. There were 3 significant reports on social care in March, those already building on a Green Paper, a discussion paper and several independent reviews of social care.

Is this what Lansley had in mind when he wanted the Commission to “act quickly”?


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