Government postpones social care Green Paper until the autumn
The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Jeremy Hunt, has announced that publication of the Government’s Green Paper on social care has been postponed until the autumn.
During a statement to the House of Commons Mr Hunt said the Green Paper, which was due to be published in June, would be released in conjunction with the Government’s NHS plan.
The Secretary of State said health and social care provision were “two sides of the same coin” and it was not possible to have a plan for one without the other. He added "...because we want to integrate plans for social care with the new NHS plan it does not make sense to publish it before the NHS plan has even been drafted so we now intend to publish the social care Green Paper in the autumn around the same time as the NHS plan.”