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Care Bill [HL]

Published Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Care Bill would consolidate existing legislation for adult social care in England into a single framework, and introduce reforms to the way care and support is accessed and funded. It also includes reforms to the regulation of health services and care standards.

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The Care Bill would consolidate existing legislation for adult social care in England into a single framework, and introduce reforms to the way care and support is accessed and funded. It also includes reforms to the regulation of health services and care standards, and would establish Health Education England (HEE) and the Health Research Authority (HRA) as statutory non-departmental public bodies.

The Bill was introduced in the House of Lords. This paper has been written for its Second Reading debate in the House of Commons on 16 December 2013.

Commons Briefing papers RP13-71

Authors: Robert Long; Tom Powell; Rachael Harker

Topics: Children's social services, Community care, Health finance, Health services, Health staff and professions, Older people

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