The Care Act 2014

What is the Care Act?

The Care Act 2014 modernises and consolidates the law on adult care in England into one statute and has been described as the biggest change to the law in 60 years, The legislation replaces most current law regarding carers and people being cared for. It outlines the way in which local authorities should carry out carer's assessments and needs assessments; how local authorities should determine who is eligible for support; the new obligations on local authorities; and how local authorities should charge for both residential care and community care.

The Care Act is mainly for adults in need of care and support, and their adult carers. There are some provisions for the transition of children in need of care and support, parent carers of children in need of care and support, and young carers. However the main provisions for these groups (before transition) are in the Children and Families Act 2014.

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Promoting people's right to choice and control under the Care Act 2014  - Last Updated : 29 October 2015

Promoting people's right to choice and control under the Care Act 2014 How are local authorities performing? The Independent Living Strategy Group conducted two pieces of research and analysis to explore the degree to which local authorities...

Things your local authority should have told you about the care act.  - Last Updated : 29 October 2015

These key messages are a useful summary of the things you should know about the care act and the responsibilities local authorities have regarding; assessment, eligibility decisions, the definition of and entitlement to Personal Budgets, and the c...

Purpose and nature of the assessment process  - Last Updated : 29 October 2015

The assessment is there to help you understand your needs and the support you may get (where you can't do this the Local Authority must point them out).

Eligibility  - Last Updated : 29 October 2015

Definition of and entitlement to a personal budget  - Last Updated : 29 October 2015

Last Updated : 29 October 2015. Page Author: Gaynor Cockayne.