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Personal Care at Home Bill


posted on Wednesday 17th February 2010

The Personal Care at Home Bill  will enable the Government to provide for those with the greatest care needs to be offered free personal care at home.

 

The Bill was announced in the Queen's Speech on 18 November, was introduced to Parliament on 25 November. It has now completed all stages in the House of Commons and is currently scheduled to receive its second reading in the House of Lords on Monday 1 February.

Existing powers allow the Government to require local authorities to provide certain community care services free of charge for up to six weeks.

The Bill would help around 400,000 people with care needs and guarantee free personal care for the 280,000 people with the greatest need. The legislation is intended to be the first step toward a new National Care Service. 

Here is a link to Parliament UK where you can download the bill and track its progress

http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2009-10/personalcareathome.html 

 

 

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