Joint Committee on Human Rights report on the Care Bill

Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights published its legislative scrutiny report on the Care Bill on 27 January 2014.

The report says the Bill provides an opportunity to fill the gaps in human rights protection for all those receiving publicly arranged or paid-for care, including in their own home and in residential care homes under arrangements made other than under the National Assistance Act 1948, and recommends that the opportunity to legislate to this effect not be missed by Parliament. It recommends an amendment to the Bill which would close this significant gap in human rights protection for people receiving publicly arranged or paid-for care.