Does the draft Care and Support Bill need improvement? MPs investigate

16 January 2013

The Joint Committee on the draft Care and Support Bill, chaired by Paul Burstow MP, is conducting pre-legislative scrutiny into the draft Bill and the policies it seeks to implement.

Wednesday January 16

Location: Committee Room 5

At 2.45pm


  • John Adams OBE, General Secretary, Voluntary Organisations Disability Group
  • Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive, Turning Point
  • Colin Angel, Policy and Campaigns Director, United Kingdom Homecare Association
  • Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive, English Community Care Association
  • Des Kelly, Executive Director, National Care Forum

At 16.00

  • Dame Philippa Russell DBE, Chair, Standing Commission on Carers
  • Emily Holzhausen, Director of Policy, Carers UK 
  • Dr Moira Fraser, Director of Policy and Research, Carers Trust 

Thursday January 17

Location: Committee Room 6  

At 9.45am


  • Laura Robinson, Policy and Communications Adviser, National Voices
  • Marc Bush, Head of Research and Public Policy, Scope
  • Caroline Abrahams, Director of External Affairs, Age UK,
  • Alex Fox, Chief Executive, Shared Lives Plus
  • Mark Goldring CBE, Chief Executive, Mencap

11.00 am  

  • Paul Farmer, Chief Executive, MIND
  • Gary Fitzgerald, Chief Executive, Action on Elder Abuse,
  • Sue Bott, Director of Development, Disability Rights UK 
  • Sue Brown, Head of Public Policy, Sense

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