Care Bill 2013: key points

In her speech to Parliament on the 9th May 2013, the Queen introduced the Care Bill detailing the need to make provision to reform the laws:

‘ Make provision to reform the law relating to care and support for adults and the law relating to support for carers; to make provision about safeguarding adults from abuse or neglect; to make provision about care standards; to establish and make provision about Health Education England; to establish and make provision about the Health Research Authority; and for connected purposes’. 

handsPublished on the 10th May, the Care Bill is formed into 3 distinct areas:

  • Reform of Care & Support
  • Response to the Francis Inquiry on failings at Mid-Staffordshire Hospital
  • Health Education England and the Health Research Authority

 

» This reports by Dani Cohen aims at summarising the main changes that the Bill brings to the heath, care and housing sector