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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the UK faces a "very, very big challenge" with its "ageing society".
Speaking to Daybreak about the Queen's Speech, he said: "There's a lot of pressure on the [adult social care] system and one of things we need to be a lot better at, is joining up the health and social care system."
Mr Hunt added that the Queen will announce measures to help do this, so people no longer feel "pushed between pillar to post" through the "bureaucratic" social care system.
The "already bleak outlook" for social care funding is expected to become "even bleaker", according to a survey on social care budgets.
The survey, carried out by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), shows that directors of adult social services are planning to save £800 million in the next 12 months - resulting in a shortfall in services for older people and people with disabilities.
Between 2011 and 2014, £2.68 billion will have been removed from the adult social care budget, ADASS said.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess will attend the State Opening of Parliament today. Charles has previously accompanied the Queen to the occasion 11 times, but not since 1996.
Charles will sit to the right of the Queen during the speech while Camilla will sit to the right of Charles. A Clarence House spokesperson said:
"Their Royal Highnesses' role is one of support. There is a precedent for the Prince of Wales to join Her Majesty for a State Opening of Parliament. The Prince of Wales often supports the Queen on state occasions, and his and the Duchess's diaries were clear on this occasion."
This year marks the 70th year of the Queen attending the State Opening of Parliament.
Queen Elizabeth began attending with her father before she became Queen in 1943.
During this time there has been two occasions where the Queen did not attend, the first when she was pregnant with Prince Andrew, and the second when pregnant with Prince Edward.
The government will outline their plans to reduce migration during the Queen's Speech today by introducing a new Immigration Bill that will limit the rights of immigrants to access the NHS and fine businesses found exploiting illegal labour. The Bill will include the following measures:
- Private landlords will face finds if they fail to check on the immigration status of tenants
- Substantial fines will be imposed on businesses hiring illegal immigrants
- Incomers' access to NHS services will be regulated
- Temporary migrants will be expected to make a contribution
The Bill will write into law the government's policy of ensuring Article 8 of the Human Right's Act, the right to family life, is not abused and courts balance the crime against the perpetrator's right to remain in the country.
Prime Minister David Cameron will acknowledges that the path to economic recover has been "tough" but will pledge to back the people of Britain "every step of the way" to make the nation great again. In a joint forward to today's speech, they will say:
Measures to tackle immigration will be unveiled during the Queen's Speech today as the government unveils the measures it wants to get through parliament this coming year.
There will be a crackdown on rogue employers who take on illegal migrants and strengthened powers to deport foreign criminals by preventing the abuse of human rights laws.
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Nigel Farage said the focus on immigration and aspiration in the Queen's Speech showed that UKIP is "changing the UK national debate."
The Government has put new attempts to curb immigration at the heart of its agenda for the coming year, set out in today's Queen's Speech.