The draft Bill proposes a single, modern law for adult care and support that replaces existing outdated and complex legislation.
It aims to transform the social care system to focus on prevention and the needs and goals of people requiring care. It also includes a number of health measures, including the law needed to establish Health Education England and the Health Research Authority.
The government is committed to supporting public engagement in the process for developing new laws. The draft Bill has been published for consultation and pre-legislative scrutiny in Parliament in the coming year. For more information on draft Bills and the scrutiny process, please see the Parliament website.
The draft Bill is broken down in to 3 parts
- Part 1 (clauses 1 to 53) covers adult care and support
- Part 2 (clauses 54 to 77) covers health provisions
- Part 3 (clauses 78 to 83) covers general provisions
There are also 8 Schedules which contain additional details on some of the clauses.
For more information on the draft Bill you can download the draft Bill factsheets.
You can find out more about reform of the care and support system on the Caring for our future site.