The most radical reform of the social care system in 64 years is announced today.
The overhaul will mean people will get the care and support they need so they don’t reach crisis point.
The draft Care and Support Bill consolidates many different laws to create a single modern statute for adult care and support.
The Care and Support White Paper, also published today, sets out how the social care system will be transformed from a service that reacts to crises to one that focuses on prevention and is built around the needs and goals of people.This builds on the Government’s decision to prioritise support for social care by providing an additional £7.2bn over four years.
Key elements of the Government’s plans include:
The Care and Support White Paper also sets out that:
Andrew Lansley said:
“Too often people who need care don’t know who or where to go to, don’t know what care they will get and don’t know how it will be paid for.
“Our plans will bring the most comprehensive overhaul of social care since 1948 and will mean that people get the care and support that they need to be safe and to live well so they don’t reach a crisis point.”
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