Joint Committee on the Draft Care and Support Bill -  Report
Draft Care and Support Bill

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords and the House of Commons to be printed 6 March 2013.


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction


The Committee's procedure

The structure of our report

The funding of adult social care

2 Implications of the Dilnot Report and the Government's proposals

Capping care costs for working age adults

National eligibility rules

Determining what costs count towards the cap

Measuring progress towards the cap: the care account

Indexation of the means tests

Ordinary residence rules


3 The draft Bill in context

Part 1 of the draft Bill overall

Adult social care: meaning

Clause 21: the boundary with NHS continuing care

The statutory framework and the hierarchy of rules

4 General responsibilities of local authorities

The well-being principle: Clause 1

Information and advice: Clause 2

Promoting diversity and quality in provision of services: Clause 3

Cooperation: Clauses 4-5

Promoting integration of care and support with health services: Clause 6

Discharge from hospital

Preventing needs for care and support: Clause 7

Safeguarding: Clauses 34-38

5 Assessing and meeting needs, and payments

How to meet needs: Clause 8

Assessing needs: Clauses 9-12

Eligibility: Clause 13

Charging: Clause 14

Deferred payments: Clause 16

Self-funders: Clause 17

Personal budgets and resource allocation systems

Additional cost under Clause 27

Direct payments: Clauses 28-30

6 Other responsibilities of local authorities

Portability: Clauses 31-32

Transition of children to adult social care: Clauses 39-44

7 Other care and support matters

Young carers and parent carers

Redress and complaints

Corporate responsibility

Free end of life care

Human Rights Act 1998

8 Health Education England


Health care and social care

Medical training of managers


Long-term planning

The wider picture

An over-supply of staff

Clause 57: the duty to promote research

Commissioning research


9 Health Research Authority


Promotion and coordination of research

Research relating to social care

Consent for consent


10 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and Human Tissue Authority

11 Summary of Conclusions and Recommendations

Appendix 1: Members and interests

Appendix 2: Witnesses

List of written evidence

Appendix 3: Call for written evidence

Appendix 4: Note of visit to Torbay

Appendix 5: Note on the Committee's web forum

Appendix 6: Abbreviations and Acronyms

Appendix 7: Formal Minutes

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