LONDON, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Jon Rouse, the Director General of Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships has told ITN Productions that the Care and Support Bill could transform the lives of thousands of elderly and disabled people in the UK.
He said the draft bill has teeth and flexibility, setting out the rights and expectations of those who need care in the future. The bill is now at the second consultation stage and could pass into legislation this year. If it does, it could lift the burden of people living longer.
Speaking exclusively to ITN Productions' Healthcare News Channel, Mr Rouse said: "It [the bill] is a flexible framework that establishes rights, it establishes portability of assessments between different local authority areas and it will enable us to set the threshold for eligibility for care. Most of the definition of what is needed will be in secondary legislation and guidance, that means it can be changed and adapted and adjusted over time."
"We don't know for certain what we're going to need in five, seven, ten years", he went on. "But if we've got the right legislative framework, then we can adjust and adapt as those needs develop over time. I want to ensure the debate about ageing is not about older people being a burden on the state, but what they can contribute. "
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