the Aspirations of the British People
Pre-Budget Report and Comprehensive Spending Review, October 2007
full Report can be accessed here.
The government identifies demographic and socio-economic change,
with rapid increases in old age dependency ratio and rising consumer
expectations of public services as one of the long-term challenges
it must respond to.
6 'Stronger Communities and a Better Quality of Life' provides an
overview of the government's proposals to fund the delivery of more
personalised adult social care that will give people greater choice
and control, empowering people to live independent lives and announces
plans to consult on the reform of adult care and support systems.
Access Section 6 here.
part of its plans to enhance services the Department of Health
increase direct funding for social care by £190 million,
taking it to £1.5 billion by 2010-11, including funding
to enable greater personalisation of services, and more support
a personalisation, choice and control package for social care,
including individual budgets (subject to a full evaluation), advocacy
and information services, and investment in the social care workforce
the focus of prevention, which includes a national rollout of
the Partnership for Older People's Projects
produce a Green Paper on reform to the care system, with a focus
on older people and based on three requirements: it must promote
independence, well-being and control for those in need; be consistent
with the principles of progressive universalism; and it must be
affordable. The government will develop a reform strategy consulting
with public, private and third sector organisations initially
and next year (2008) setting out a process involving extensive
public engagement, leading to a Green Paper identifying key issues
and options for reform.
Section D2 Department of Health here.
Department for Work and Pensions' budget is set to fall by
over 5 per cent per year on average in real terms over the CSR07
period. Some of the Departmental Srategic Objectives are to:
independence and well-being in later life, continue to tackle
pensioner poverty and implement pension reform
equality of opportunity for all
its customers the right benefit at the right time
employment opportunity for all
DWP will also lead delivery of the cross-generational Public Service
Agreements (PSAs) to maximise employment opportunity for all and
to tackle povery and promote greater independence and well-being
in later life. Access Section D15 Department for Work and Pensions