Law Commission publishes responses to consultation on adult social care law reform
The Law Commission has published an analysis of the responses to its consultation on reforming adult social care law. The Commission is reviewing all of the law that enables services to be provided to older people, disabled people and those with mental health problems.
The Law Commission’s final report on adult social care is due to be published in May 2011. The Government will review our recommendations with a view to introducing new legislation in 2012.
The consultation paper and analysis of responses are available on the Law Commission website: www.lawcom.gov.uk
The Commission has received 231 formal responses, as well as hearing directly from stakeholders at 72 specially staged events across England and Wales. The individuals and organisations who responded include disabled people, carers, lobby groups, local councils, social workers and the Government.
Frances Patterson QC, the Public Law Commissioner responsible for the review, said:
‘We have been struck by the widespread positive support for our adult social care project, and the strength of agreement we are seeing that this area of law must be reformed as a matter of priori