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Explained: Key recommendations

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The key recommendations within Hampshire CC's green paper, 'Getting Personal: A Fair Deal for Better Care and Support'.

  • A universal offer of access to information and assessment for adult social care, open to all regardless of the level of need or a resident’s finances.

  • Up to eight weeks’ free ‘urgent’ care available to all those at risk of being hospitalised, or waiting to be discharged.

  • Increasing the maximum savings allowed for funded social care from£22,250 to£50,000.

  • The creation of a national Resource Allocation System to consistently assess people’s needs, wherever they live. Councils could apply their own local variations and funding levels, but the assessment would be the same. The new system would be used as the scale against which service users’ own contributions to their care would be assessed.

  • Investment in joint working between councils and PCTs to put more money into preventative services aimed at keeping vulnerable people out of hospital.

  • Continued payment of Carers Allowance to those who become eligible for state pensions as recognition from the government that caring goes on into old age.

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