Things your local authority should have told you about the care act.

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 control people should enjoy over thier support.

They are intended to capture the spirit as well as the letter of the Care Act bringing together in one convenient summary a check list of key messages that can be used to review the information being made available by the local authority in your area.

All the messages are based on clear expectations set out in the care act statutory guidance. For presentation purposes on the first key message contains the relevant care act guidance in full, but sections of the guidance are clearly referenced under each of the following key messages.

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Purpose and nature of the assessment process


Definition of and entitlement to a personal budget

Degree of choice and control over support (restrictions)

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