Some people need extra care or support - practical or emotional - to lead an active life and do the everyday things that many of us take for granted. The government is working to provide a social care system that provides care for those who need it, and which enables people to retain their independence and dignity.

Policies 7

  1. Treating patients and service users with respect, dignity and compassion

    The government is making changes to the health and social care system to put respect for patients and service users first.

  2. Making mental health services more effective and accessible

    The government is making mental wellbeing a priority and looking at how to make mental health services as effective as possible.

  3. Making sure health and social care services work together

    The government wants health and social care services to work together more efficiently so that people get the right combination of care.

  4. Improving care for people with dementia

    The government wants to improve health and care services, create more dementia-friendly communities and make dementia research a priority.

  5. Helping people make informed choices about health and social care

    The government is making changes to give people more information, choice and control over health and social care services.

See all 7 policies

Detailed guides

  1. Sickle cell and thalassaemia screening: community outreach good practice

    Advice for people who commission, fund, deliver and evaluate health outreach programmes. Read more

  2. Enabling integrated care in the NHS

    How healthcare providers and commissioners can enable better integration of care so services are less fragmented and easier for patients to access. Read more

  3. High blood pressure: plan and deliver effective services and treatment

    Preventing people in England from developing high blood pressure (hypertension), and detecting and managing it better in those who have it. Read more

  4. Being inspected as a boarding or residential school

    Ofsted inspects boarding provision in maintained boarding schools and independent boarding schools which aren’t members of associations affiliated to the Independent Schools Council. Read more