This consultation is now closed.
The Welsh Assembly Government would like to thank those individuals and organisations who responded to the consultation, or who attended the consultation events. The consultation report may be found below.
Update - December 2010
The UK Government's Commission on the Funding of Care and Support has issued a 'Call for Evidence'. Full details may be found on the Commission's website http://www.dilnotcommission.dh.gov.uk/call-for-evidence/
Although the Commission is primarily concerned with the funding of care in England, its work will also have major implications for the way care is funded in the other UK nations. The Commission has been asked to consider the impact of its work upon the Devolved Administrations, and the Commission Chair (Andrew Dilnot) has made it clear that he is keen to hear from stakeholders in Wales.
The Commission has asked for responses by 28 January 2011. Responses should be e-mailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Update – July 2010
The Assembly Government remains committed to reforming the system of paying for care in Wales, as well as reforming the way in which that care is delivered. Since devolution the Assembly Government has developed a distinctive approach to the delivery of social care, which is a fully devolved area. Proposals for further reform will be set out in a Social Services White Paper to be published early in 2011, following the report of our Commission on Social Services in Wales.
Any major reform of how care is paid for will need to be led by the UK Government as key areas such as taxation, National Insurance and welfare benefits are non-devolved. The new UK Government has set up a Commission on the Funding of Care and Support, which will report in the summer 2011. The Commission has been asked to consider the implications for the Devolved Administrations of any proposals they make. Welsh Ministers are keen to ensure that any new funding system proposed by the Commission fits with the way in which social care is delivered in Wales as well as in England.
The Commission has also been asked to consider all of the evidence relating to paying for care. The Assembly Government intends to draw to the Commission’s attention the consultation feedback, the report of our Paying for Care Advisory Group, and any other relevant evidence from Wales. We will also be pushing for the Commission to engage directly with key Welsh stakeholders.
Further information about the Commission may be found on its website http://carecommission.dh.gov.uk/
- Advisory Group Report: Advisory Group Report
- Consultation report: Introduction and summary
- Consultation report: Responses from organisations
- Consultation report: Responses from individuals
- Stakeholder events: Introduction
- Stakeholder events: Llandudno
- Stakeholder events: Cardiff
- Stakeholder events: Ffos Las