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Briefing: The Care Bill: second reading in the House of Commons

The Care Bill is currently being debated by MPs. The Bill will modernise the legal framework for care and support, implement the recommendations of the Dilnot report on social care funding and take forward some of the government’s commitments in response to the Francis report.

While The King’s Fund welcomes the Bill as an important stepping stone to wider reform of care and support, it will not solve the social care funding challenge, nor will it deliver the change needed to meet future health and care needs.