The Care Bill: market oversight and provider failure

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Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Dept. of Health
Department of Health
Date of publication
1 May 2013
Care Bill factsheet; 10
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Health Services, Legislation
Social welfare
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This factsheet describes how the Care Bill will introduce a regime to oversee the financial stability of the most hard-to-replace care providers, and to ensure people’s care is not interrupted if any of these providers fail. It also describes the responsibilities of a local authority if a care provider fails. The factsheet covers: what will happen when a care provider fails; what the problems with the current system are; and what the Bill will introduce.

This is the tenth in a series of sixteen factsheets which accompany the Care Bill, the explanatory notes and the associated impact assessments.

The other factsheets cover: the new duties of local government; who is entitled to public care and support; the assessment process for care and support; how the Bill personalises care and support planning; what the Bill introduces regarding charging and financial assessment; the new capped costs system and deferred payment agreements; how the Bill provides for protection from abuse or neglect; what the Bill introduces in terms of carers' legal rights; provisions for continuity of care; the transition for children to adult care and support services; an outline of the single failure regime; the new ratings system for health and social care providers; the criminalisation of giving false or misleading information; the effects of the Bill on Health Education England; and, the effects of the Bill on the Health Research Authority.

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