30 October 2007
The Act required local authorities and primary care trusts to prepare a joint strategic needs assessment of health and social care needs.
6 November 2007
The 'Services for people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour or mental health needs' report acted as good practice guidance for commissioners purchasing services.
10 December 2007
The 'landmark protocol' aimed to ensure independent living for all adults through joined-up and collaborative partnerships.
The government aimed to deliver its commitment to improve the the lives of disabled people through a 5-year cross-government programme.
The Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) published quality ratings for all registered social care providers regardless of whether providers were local authority, private or voluntary.
10 June 2008
The government strategy highlighted the critical role of carers in promoting strong families and communities.
30 June 2008
Lord Darzi's review set out the government's plans to reform the NHS and focused on what the NHS could do to improve the prevention of ill health.
21 July 2008
The Act established the Care Quality Commission as a new independent regulator for health and social care, taking on the functions of the three previous organisations.
19 January 2009
The government's refreshed strategy aimed to ensure that people with learning disabilities had the same life opportunities as everyone else.
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