Law Commission advocates far-reaching reform of social care law

Posted on October 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

In a report released in early May, the Law Commission says it is recommending the most far-reaching reforms of adult social care law seen for over 60 years.
The Commission’s says its recommendation for a single, clear, modern statute and code of practice would pave the way for a coherent social care system – older people, disabled people, those with mental health problems and carers would be clear about their legal rights to care and support services. Local councils across England and Wales would have clear and concise rules to govern when they must provide services.
Included in the Commission’s recommendations are:
  • putting the individual’s wellbeing at the heart of decision-making, using new statutory principles;
  • giving carers new legal rights to services;
  • placing duties on councils and the NHS to work together;

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