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BASW England Consultation Response: The Lives We Want to Lead. The LGA green paper for adult social care and wellbeing.

The British Association of Social Workers is the strong and independent voice for social work with over 20,000 members. BASW welcomes the opportunity to join the consultation regarding the LGA paper titled ‘The Lives We Want to Lead’. BASW has developed an initial position statement regarding the government green paper through the Adult Policy, Practice and Education Group, green paper working group and a survey of BASW members.  

BASW welcomes the title of the paper and the focus upon individual, person centered outcomes. This approach reflects and supports BASW’s vision for adult social care:

“all adults and carers have access to quality and effective support when they need it that ensures full and equal citizenship through upholding rights, including the right to independent living. This support should be sustainable and make the best use of resources.”