The Strategic Society Centre -
The Care Bill passed into law as the Care Act in May 2014. During the process toward becoming the Care Act, a number of stakeholders flagged potential uncertainties and risks around how implementation of the Act will affect the operation of England’s residential care market. During May 2014, Independent Age and the Strategic Society Centre convened a summit for residential care providers, local authorities, civil servants, academic researchers and social care campaigners. The event examined current issues in England’s residential care market, and considered potential scenarios following the changes due to be implemented under the Care Act in April 2016. This document summarises some of the key themes and insights from this conference.