Draft Care and Support Bill now open for comment online
The Department of Health is seeking your views on the draft Care and Support Bill. You can explore the Bill and comment online using the new draft Care and Support Bill site.
The new site allows you to contribute to the largest overhaul of the law around adult care and support in 60 years. You are able to comment on each part, or clause, of the draft Bill and you can also answer questions by topic:
This is the first time the Department has invited online comments on a Bill, at this stage, in this way.
Your comments will feed directly into the process of parliamentary scrutiny. They will be used to assist and challenge the government in considering how to improve the proposals in the draft Bill.
The Bill proposes a single, modern law for adult care and support that replaces existing outdated and complex legislation.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.
You can post comments on the draft Bill until 19 October 2012.