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Consultation Responses and Policy Development

DWP consultation on PIP and the changes to aids and appliances

This consultation relates to the way the DWP accounts for the way that people use aids and appliances when determining entitlement to the Daily Living component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), to ensure that they deliver the original policy intent, which is to award the benefit to claimants with the greatest need. The consultation seeks views on the five broad options being considered, including the practical, operational and financial suitability, feasibility and acceptability of each option.

East Sussex County Council Tough Budget Decisions

East Sussex County Council will have £40 million less to spend on Adult Social Care services by March 2019.  This is in addition to the £28 million hat they have already saved from these services since 2013.They wanted people's views on how they proposed to make the savings.  The consultation ran for eight weeks ending Friday, 18 December 2015.

Department of Health Consultation on the Cap on Care Costs and Proposals for a New Appeals System

This consultation relates to the draft regulations and guidance needed to introduce  the cap on care costs, which will come into force in April 2016.  It also covers proposals for a new appeals system.  The consultation ended on 30 March 2015.



NHS England Consultation on Making Health and Social Care Information Accessible

This consultation relates to the introduction of a new standard that health and social care providers would be required to meet to ensure that their clients receive appropriate communication support and written material in a format that they can read and understand. The consultation ran for 12 weeks ending on 9 October 2014.

Better Working with Disabled People: The Successor Arrangements for Equality 2025

This consultation relates to the principles and options under discussion for successor arrangements to Equality 2025, which ended on 30 September 2013.  The consultation ran for 12 weeks, ending on 16 October 2013.