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One week left to comment on the draft Care and Support Bill

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Have your say on the largest overhaul of the law around adult care and support in 60 years.

The draft Care and Support Bill site allows you to find out about the draft Bill and comment online. The site has already attracted well over 200 comments from users of services, carers and providers.

The Bill proposes a single, modern law for adult care and support that replaces existing outdated and complex legislation.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.

Comments received on the draft Bill 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.

You can post online comments on the draft Bill until 19 October 2012.

The department is also running a session on the draft Bill at this year’s National Children and Adult Services (NCAS) conference in Eastbourne from 24th-26th October. The session will include an overview of the clauses in the draft Bill and the team will be taking comments. You can find out more on the department of health’s NCAS facebook page.