Major consultation on the implications of Care Bill funding reforms

The Department of Health is currently conducting a major consultation on the implications of its Care Bill funding reforms for social care. To ensure that Essex County Council is able to respond to this constructively, a series of consultation events have been organised to gather feedback from a range of stakeholders. 

To take views from the people who use services in Essex and their carers, a public session has been organised for the 27th September. The session will start at 18:30 and finish no later than 20:30. This will be held in the Central Baptist Church in Chelmsford. 

The Care Bill funding reforms propose very radical changes to the way social care is paid for, with consequences both for individuals and for public services. 

Senior officers will present the consultation and facilitate discussion, based on the Department of Health’s consultation. 

If you are unable to attend the session, you can still influence the Essex County Council response. An online consultation is being launched on Essex Insight which will focus on the key issues, the results from which will be fed into the response to the Department of Health. More details on this will be released in due course. 

You can also respond independently direct to the Department of Health. Their closing date for responses is 25th October. 

Book your place now

call 01245 431987 

Places will be given on a first come first serve basis, so please respond as soon as possible. Please advise of any communications or accessibility needs you may have in order to participate, as far in advance as possible. 

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