Based closely on the draft Care and Support Bill published by the Department of Health (DH) on 11 July 2012, the Bill aims to focus care and support legislation on the wellbeing of individuals.
For a number of years local government has been at the forefront of making the case for change in the way that support and care is commissioned and delivered and we broadly support the proposals set out in the Bill.
Having supported the Law Commission's inquiry on social care and its recommendations to reform adult social care law, we are therefore pleased to support the principle of a single legal framework. This will give greater clarity to legal entitlements to care and support.
LGA, ADASS, CSA and Solace: Care Bill, Report Stage, House of Commons
10 March 2014
The Local Government Association (LGA), Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Care Support Alliance (CSA) and Solace publish a briefing supporting an amendment to the Care Bill which seeks to provide further assurance that in future years the social care system and reforms proposed will be adequately funded by central government.
In addition, the LGA and ADASS have prepared a briefing on proposed amendments to the Care Bill where we have either been approached for a commentary or where the proposals are likely to have a significant impact on local government.
LGA briefing: Care Bill briefing on a national body to run deferred payment agreements
3 February 2014
Ahead of the final day of committee, the LGA has published a briefing paper supporting an amendment to the Care Bill that will create a national system for running deferred payment agreements.
LGA briefing on the Care Bill, HoC Committee Stage January 2014
Ahead of being debated in the House of Commons, the LGA has published a briefing supporting amendments to the Care Bill that seek to ensure the adequacy of funding for the reforms.
LGA briefing on Care Bill, Commons Second Reading, 16 December 2013
LGA House of Lords Second Reading briefing 21 May 2013
LGA Committee Stage briefing 3 July 2013
LGA Report Stage day one briefing paper
LGA Report Stage day two briefing paper
Care Bill, LGA Third Reading briefing paper. 29 October 2013
25 September 2014