Consultation response: Department of Health consultation on personal care at home

This paper is a formal response to the Department of Health's draft guidance on proposals for regulation and guidance in relation to the draft legislation on personal care at home.

We welcome the government's commitment to addressing the need for social care funding. The principle that people should be supported to live independently in their own homes, including that offer of intensive reablement to make this possible, is the right one. However, it is not clear whether the proposals, in their current form, will improve current arrangements or are the right starting point for their comprehensive reform.