The College of Social Work Commons Care Bill Committee Stage briefing

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College of Social Work
College of Social Work, The
Date of publication
7 January 2014
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Older Adults
Social welfare
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The Care Bill has considerable implications for social work, putting forward proposals on supporting individual wellbeing, providing information and advice to individuals who may ultimately require social care, the carrying out of needs assessments for those individuals who do require social care and their carers, and the safeguarding of adults. The Government’s intention is to move away from a care system that is focussed on responding to crisis.

This briefing seeks to inform committee members of the implications of the wellbeing and prevention principles outlined in the Bill in the context of social work. The briefing also highlights how the national eligibility threshold proposed in the Bill could impact the provision of services relating to wellbeing and prevention.

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