Caring for our future: reforming care and support: equality analysis

Document type
Impact Assessment
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Dept. of Health
Department of Health
Date of publication
11 July 2012
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Disabled people, Older Adults
Social welfare
Material type

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The White Paper ‘Caring for our future: reforming care and support’ sets out the Government’s plans to transform the care and support system so that service users and their carers are able to plan and prepare for the future, access high quality care, and exercise genuine choice and control. People need care and support for many different reasons and the system needs to be responsive to different views on how care needs should be met. The Department of Health has a statutory duty to have due regard to the need to:

  • eliminate discrimination and other conduct prohibited under the Equality Act 2010
  • to advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not
  • foster good relations between people who share a relevant characteristic and those that do not

This document sets out how the Department of Health has met its Public Sector Equality Duty during policy development, in line with the five chapters of the White Paper

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