Care Act

The Care Bill received Royal Assent on 14 May 2014 and has now been passed into law as the Care Act. The Act introduces major reforms to the legal framework for adult social care, to the funding system, the duties of local authorities and the rights of those in need of social care.

The Act in its entirety can be downloaded from the Government Publications website.                                                       

For summaries of the key elements of the Act view the Fact Sheets.

The Department of Health guidance on the regulations and consultation process is available here.

Implications for social work practice is explored by Community Care online.

What the care act means for social workers

Care Act Presentation - What it means for me

The Government’s final set of Care Act regulations and guidance is available here

Care Act updates review   Read here     ( professor Luke Clement, In 2013 he was the Special Adviser to the Parliamentary Committee that scrutinised the draft Bill that resulted in the Care Act 2014  )  

Care Act 2014 ( Assessment & Eligibility) here