Phil Hope, Minister of State at the Department of Health, made a written ministerial statement in the Commons about his department's new consultation document: Personal Care at Home: a consultation on proposals for regulations and guidance.
The Personal Care at Home Bill, also published yesterday, guarantees free personal care for the 280,000 people - including those with serious dementia or Parkinson's disease - with the highest needs. Help will also be available for another 130,000 people who need home care.
The consultation covers three main areas:
- what should be contained in the regulations made under the Bill
- what should be contained in the guidance accompanying the regulations
- suggests three ways of allocating funding to councils