[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 12, July 2012].
The draft Care and Support Bill proposes new simplified legislation covering adult care and support, replacing the existing more complex legislation. The Department of Health invites comments on the draft text of the Care and Support Bill before October 19th 2012. This draft Bill proposes to:
“Make provision to reform the law relating to care and support for adults and the law relating to support for carers; to make provision about safeguarding adults from abuse or neglect; to establish and make provision about Health Education England; to establish and make provision about a Health Research Authority; to amend the Public Bodies Act 2011 in relation to bodies with functions relating to health; and for connected purposes”. (p,1).
HM Government (2012). Draft Care and Support Bill. London: Stationery Office, 2012. 149p. Series: Cmd No. 8386. ISBN: 9780101837828.