Social care services that will not be included in the scope of services within the National Care Service include: Social care functions related to homelessness which “are considered to fit more appropriately with housing functions”. If you agree with these proposals in the National Care Service Bill click the thumbs up button (👍) below. If you disagree with these proposals click the thumbs down button (👎) below. If you are unsure about the proposals and feel you need to know more about them click the question mark button (❓) below. If you have any additional comments about these proposals please provide them in the comment section below.
What if you have a disability and you are homeless and would require the services of NCS? Someone coming out of hospital, lost their job, lost their home, no support, what would happen if NCS is not provided? What would a homeless person do if they have acute needs, where would they go? Do not agree with excluding this group. There are different types and reasons for homelessness, does not always mean they are on the street. It is creating too much of a hole. Where would that leave someone that is traditionally able to access these services? This would have a negative impact on their health and decline. Group did not agree with this.
Yes, I think this one should not be included and sits better in the housing function.
Many care services are also better related to housing functions. For example, adults with Downs Syndrome need supported independent living accommodation. Homelessness is a national disgrace and vulnerable adults drift into this state because social care functions have failed to provide adequate support.
There needs to be a recognition that access to social care and homelessness are related.
I disagree with this. The majority of homeless people have social work/ care issues. Working with them in the 1980s I found many with personal/ social/ financial issues which required social work intervention, as well as their lack of suitable accommodation. Many of them had physical and or psychiatric impairments.
Many people who are homeless require specialised support for mental health issues or mild learning disabilities or both. It isn't a housing function. No one should be homeless, there needs to be more concerted effort on appropriate affordable housing for everyone.
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