Turning Point responds to the Joint Committee Report on the Draft Care and Support Bill

News item posted: 19 June 2017

In response to the Joint Committee Report on the Draft Care and Support Bill, Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive of Turning Point said;

"I support the report's warning that without greater intervention with health and housing, and a focus on prevention and early intervention, the care and support system will be unsustainable. This was key to my recommendations, but as I made clear, if you want integrated and preventative services you need to change the way you commission for them.

What we need is the establishment of one budget from the top, which drives behaviours at the bottom. This is integral to ensuring the shift in emphasis from crises and towards prevention and early intervention which the report calls for."