The Independent Review of Adult Social Care – led by Derek Feeley – published its report and recommendations in February. The report maintains a focus on human rights; on implementing Self Directed Support; on implementing the fair work convention for social care and on improving commissioning and procurement. The main thrust of the report has been warmly welcomed by the voluntary sector. It is a considerable achievement that Derek Feeley and the Advisory Panel have been able to produce the report over a short timescale although this may account for the lack of any reference to homelessness with regard to the development of a national care service.
The HSEU brought together a group of homelessness experts recently to consider the report and to start responding to it. Here is a summary of the discussion and the key points made. There will be further opportunities to take part in discussions with the HSEU.