Draft Care and Support Bill From the DH presentation to ADASS Executive 13 September 2012. White Paper: response to engagement. During the Caring for our future engagement in autumn 2011, we listened to the views of people who use or who work in care and support across England.
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Draft Care and Support Bill
From the DH presentation to ADASS Executive
13 September 2012
During the Caring for our futureengagement in autumn 2011, we listened to the views of people who use or who work in care and support across England.
While there were many examples of innovation and high quality care, people told us about a range of recurring problems that we need to address to ensure high quality care and support is available to everyone who needs it.
This means that, in the future, we expect people will be able to say:
1. “I am supported to maintain my
independence for as long as possible”
2. “I understand how care and support works,
and what my entitlements are”
3. “I am happy with the quality of my care and support”
4. “I know that the person giving me care and
support will treat me with dignity and respect”
5. “I am in control of my care and support”
A new statutory principle which embeds individual well-being as the driving force underpinning the provision of care and support.
Population-level duties on local authorities to provide information and advice, prevention services, and shape the market for care and support services. These are supported by duties to promote cooperation and integration to improve the way public authorities work together.
Following the individual journey through the care and support system, clarifying rights and entitlements. Including putting eligibility framework in law (13), and new rights: to request local authority support (17), for carers to have needs met (19), and to plans and personal budgets (23).
New provisions on portability, to ensure care needs are met when a person moves areas.
The first statutory framework for adult safeguarding, setting out the key responsibilities of local authorities and their partners, and creating Safeguarding Adults Boards in every area.
New provisions to support better transition from children’s services for young people, young carers and parent carers, including protections to ensure no gap in services over transition (43).
Other legislative issues, including powers to recover debts (45-46), re-enacting delayed discharges provisions (47), and a new power for LAs to delegate functions a third party (51).
The Government committed to many of the Commission’s other recommendations: