Briefing: The Care Bill: Second reading in the House of Lords

This briefing outlines The King's Fund's response to the Care Bill. We welcome the Care Bill as a significant stepping stone to wider reform of care and support and the new duties on local authorities to promote wellbeing, prevention and information and advice, the stronger framework for eligibility and assessment, and new rights for carers.

However, important as it is, the Bill alone will not solve the social care funding challenge, nor will it deliver the change needed to meet future needs across the health and social care system.

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