Reforming the law for adult care and support: the government's response to Law Commission report 326 on adult social care

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Great Britain. Dept. of Health
Date of publication
11 July 2012
Cm 8379
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Disabled people, Older Adults
Social welfare
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The Law Commission conducted a three-year review into adult social care law, undertaking extensive consultation and culminating in its final report published in May 2011, which made recommendations for a wholesale reform of the law.This formal response to the Law Commission’s report considers each of the recommendations and follows the format of the report itself. In each case, it outlines the Commission’s proposals, and sets out the government response in the context of broader reform proposals to signal its legislative approach. It covers universal services, assessments, eligibility and entitlements, care support planning and provision, safeguarding and adult protection, portability of entitlements, and support for carers

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