Government Policy affecting Long Term Care
Bills and proposed legislation
The Department of Health are planning to change the law to simplify carers’ right to an assessment, and to give carers the right to support, if they are eligible.
The Care Bill will put carers on an equal basis with the people they are caring for. It will put into action some of the main principles of the White Paper, ‘Caring for our future: reforming care and support’ and allow for provisions such as simplifying carers assessments, giving carers a legal right to support if they are eligible and setting the minimum level at which carers become eligible for support.