Briefing on the House of Commons Second Reading of the Care Bill

13 December 2013

Leonard Cheshire Disability welcomes the Care Bill, which makes a number of welcome changes to the care system, as well as simplifying care legislation and clarifying what disabled and older people can expect from their care. There are, however, a number of key areas where changes to the current Bill could move this from a good bill to a great bill.

Leonard Cheshire Disability is a member of the Care and Support Alliance (CSA) and fully support the CSA’s briefing for Second Reading. This briefing highlights some of the other key concerns that we would like to see addressed as the bill passes through the House of Commons. We have identified five key priorities:

  • Stopping the inappropriate use of 15-minute care visits.
  • Creating an independent system of redress so that disabled people can have confidence in achieving fair decisions about their care.
  • Creating varied, fair and high-performing social care markets.
  • Ensuring proper oversight of the commissioning of social care.
  • Making sure that care supports individuals to work.