Social Care minister writes to the Joint Committee on Human Rights
Helen Whatley, the social care minister, has written to Joanna Cherry KC, chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, addressing concerns over the impact the delay to implementation of LPS has on human rights.
The committee had written to the minister in May asking four questions covering the government's desire to implement the reform, the steps taken to reduce delays, the availability of legal aid and about training for DoLS. Most importantly, the minister confirms the Government still intends to progress the reforms but that the delay will apparently
"enable us to focus on our priority of ensuring that everyone can access the right care, in the right place, at the right time."
No indication of when the new LPS may progress is given other than a note to say that results of the consultation on the MCA codes "will be shared with the sector in due course".
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