The LGA and SOLACE (Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers) submitted a joint response to the Government's consultation on the draft Care and Support Bill on 19 October. The response sets out our broad support for the draft bill but raises a number of issues and concerns that fall within three categories: matters of overall approach, including resources and funding; issues of scope; and issues of detail.
We want to continue working with Government and the Department of Health to make sure a bill is passed into law to achieve the reforms that are needed in care and support. We would very much like to hear from colleagues in councils on the draft bill and receive, in confidence, any responses to the consultation on the draft bill. You can contact us at:
13 February 2013