[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 8, March 2012].
The Commons health select committee wants local areas to deliver “joined-up” care, health and housing. An urgent reform of the care and support system is needed, to allow for more integration.
The committee’s report said the Health and Social Care Bill would not – in itself – simplify the fragmented system in England, which is rooted in decades of poor integration and multiple funding sources. MPs are calling for a single local body to commission health, support services and housing for the elderly and disabled.
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Dreaper, J. (2012). Care for elderly ‘let down by fragmented system’. London: BBC Health News, February 9th 2012.