JOINT

Draft Care and Support Bill forum

The Joint Committee on the draft Care and Support Bill, chaired by Paul Burstow MP, is conducting pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Bill and has set up this web forum to hear the views of carers

The Committee would like to hear about your experiences as a carer and what impact you think the Government’s proposed legislation might have on your own situation, either positive or negative. Your comments will help inform the recommendations the Committee makes to the Government in their report.

The draft Bill covers a number of areas relating to care and support but the Committee would particularly like to hear the views of carers on three key areas. This forum closed on 22 February.

Responsibilities of local authorities

The draft Bill proposes a 'broader care and support role' for local authorities. What impact do you think the proposed changes will have on the role of local authorities? Will the proposed changes help carers?

Assessing needs

The draft Bill covers the process of assessments for both those who need care and carers. What impact do you think the proposed changes will have on the current assessment process?

Safeguarding adults at risk of abuse and neglect

The draft Bill sets out a statutory framework for adult safeguarding. What impact do you think the proposed changes will have on the current measures in place to safeguard vulnerable adults?

Draft Bills

Draft Bills are Bills issued for consultation before being formally introduced to Parliament

Oral evidence

The Joint Committee is taking evidence on the draft Care and Support Bill from a diverse range of stakeholders. You can read transcripts of the evidence on our publication page.