The Care Bill: prevention, information and market shaping

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Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Dept. of Health
Department of Health
Date of publication
1 May 2013
Care Bill factsheet; 1
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Health Services, Legislation
Social welfare
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This factsheet describes how the Care Bill places a series of new duties and responsibilities on local authorities about care and support for adults. The factsheet covers: the role local authorities play in care and support; how the Bill will prevent people developing care and support needs; how information and advice will be improved; and how the Bill will improve the range and quality of services available.

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

The other factsheets cover: 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 new regime to oversee the financial stability of care provides; 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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