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Transforming social care

Updated 8 December 2021

The Government has a new long-term vision for delivering adult social care in England that puts people and families at its heart. It is a vision that promotes independence and enables people to live well as part of a community, as well as providing more support for the workforce. 

See what's changing and how all the reforms will benefit you.


About the transforming social care reforms

The Government has a new long-term vision for reforming adult social care in England to make sure that it is fit for the future and fairer for everyone. So that everyone receives the care they need, when they need it, to live the life they want to.

Developing the workforce

Our long-term vision is that adult social care offers a rewarding career with opportunities to develop and progress, where staff have the right skills and training to deliver the highest quality of care, and where their wellbeing is prioritised.

Housing and innovation

We want to ensure everyone who draws on care and support has a choice of housing options that work for them, which help them to live well in their own home or in their community.

Paying for your care from October 2023

From October 2023, the Government is changing the way people in England pay for their care to make the system fairer.

Accessing care

The type of social care support you may need will depend on your personal circumstances.

Supporting unpaid carers

We will improve information, advice and support services for people with caring responsibilities, recognising the important role they play and empowering them to achieve the life goals that matter to them.

Information and advice

The type of support people receive varies from person to person depending on their personal circumstances, so understanding what support is available and where to turn to for help can be difficult.

Fact sheets

Download our free information and resources about how we're transforming social care and what the changes will mean for individuals and their families.

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