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Care Bill [HL] (HL Bill 1 of 2013-14)

Published Friday, May 17, 2013

The Care Bill consolidates and reforms adult social care law in England. It includes provision for a cap on individual social care cost contributions and implements legislative responses to the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust failings. This Library Note provides background information ahead of the second reading debate on the Care Bill in the House of Lords on 21 May 2013.

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This Library Note provides background information ahead of the second reading debate on the Care Bill in the House of Lords on 21 May 2013. The Note summarises the main developments in Government policy since 2010 and sets out the provisions brought forward in the Care Bill. It then highlights two key additions to the Bill since its publication in draft: the Government’s response to the funding scheme proposed by the Dilnot Commission and its legislative response to the Francis report. It concludes with reaction to the Bill in the House of Commons during the debate on the Queen’s Speech and captures some of the reaction and comment from a selection of organisations and charities.

Lords Library notes LLN-2013-010

Author: Matthew Purvis

Topics: Health finance, Health services, Health staff and professions

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