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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-07more like thismore than 2018-03-07
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Care Services remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of home-care visits for personal care that last for 15 minutes or less. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham remove filter
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
star this property answer text <p>The Care Act 2014 is clear that commissioning services without properly considering the impact on people’s wellbeing is unacceptable. However, it would be inappropriate to introduce a blanket ban on 15 minute homecare visits. They may be appropriate in certain circumstances, for instance, checking medication has been taken.</p><p> </p><p>Ultimately, local authorities are responsible for the commissioning of services. We are supporting local authorities to improve commissioning of care.</p><p> </p><p>The Department worked with the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services and the Local Government Association to produce a framework of standards, ‘Commissioning for Better Outcomes’ which explicitly states that inappropriate use of short visits is not compatible with best practice.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has also worked with local government and the care sector to develop and encourage good practice in commissioning and managing local markets. A suite of guidance is now available at the on-line Hub on GOV.UK.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is working with organisations from across the adult social care sector to implement Quality Matters – a commitment to improving quality.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2018-03-14T15:32:01.667Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-14T15:32:01.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this