Government could abolish all council social care duties

The government will take social care “back to year zero” if it removes duties on councils to support service users, it has been warned.

The Department of Communities and Local Government has said it is examining all social care duties of local authorities as part of a wide-ranging review.

It follows communities secretary Eric Pickles’ declaration of war on councils’ “barmy rules and regulations”.

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MPs furious over Pickles’ social care duties consultation

MPs have condemned the government for consulting on the removal of statutory social care duties, branding the moves “terrifying” and “unthinkable”.

The Department of Communities and Local Government has said it is examining all social care duties of local authorities as part of a wide-ranging review. It follows communities secretary Eric Pickles’ declaration of war on councils’ “barmy rules and regulations”.

Review of statutory duties placed on local government

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One Response to “Government could abolish all council social care duties”

  1. malka Says:

    there’s no stopping them now, everyone in need must use their MP as a social worker now, boy are they going to be busy…………..

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