Promoting people's right to choice and
control under the Care Act 2014
How are local authorities
The Independent Living Strategy Group conducted two pieces of
research and analysis to explore the degree to which local
authorities are following the spirit and letter of the Care Act and
its statutory guidance in seeking to optimize choice and
Despite emphasis on wellbeing, choice and control
within the Care Act, the survey found near half of respondents felt
their quality of life had reduced and 30% experienced a reduction
in choice and control.
Local Authorities are generally not yet meeting
their duties to provide people with clear information.