Care Act

 

The Care Act came into effect from 1 April 2015

From 1st April 2015, care and support is changing across England.  The Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014 strengthens the rights and recognition of carers in the social care system and both came into effect in April 2015.

Carers Centre ran information sessions on how the Care Act changes will affect you as carers.

Paul Taylor is the Director: Health, Well being and Care and outlined The Care Act and explained what it will mean to unpaid family carers in Telford and Wrekin.

Care Act Resources:

Local information from Telford & Wrekin:

http://telford.mylifeportal.co.uk/thecareact.aspx

This link has a useful and easy overview of the Care Act from SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence):

http://www.scie.org.uk/care-act-2014/

CarersUK also have a lot of useful information on their website:

http://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/practical-support/care-act-2014