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The Care Act

 The Care Act has been described as the most significant change to care and support in over 60 years. It became legislation in May 2014 and will be implemented from April 2015.  Under the Care Act, Local Authorities will make sure that people who live in their areas:

  • have their wellbeing at the very core of any care and support received
  • receive services that prevent, reduce and delay their care needs from becoming more serious
  • can get the information they need to make good decisions about care and support
  • have a good range of providers to choose from

Information and Advice from Age UK on what the new law means for Older People: click here

Department of Health: Statutory Guidance on the Care Act from the Department of Health

Housing and the Care Act: A fundamental component of the Care Act is the 'suitability of accommodation' in meeting the at home care and support needs of older and vulnerable people.


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