The Government's 10-year vision set out in People at the Heart of Care, published in 2021, focuses on three objectives for people who draw on formal care and support, their families, unpaid carers and the social care workforce:
- People have choice, control and support to live independent lives.
- People can access outstanding quality and tailored care and support.
- People find adult social care fair and accessible.
In April 2023, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) announced that it would establish an innovation and improvement unit to develop and define clear priorities for innovation and improvement across adult social care. This document sets out the Government's priorities for innovation and scaling in care and support, including identifying, recognising and supporting unpaid carers.