Care Act 2014: statutory guidance for implementation

Department of Health, October 2014

The Department of Health have finalised guidance which sets out how the Care Act will work in practice when the first phase of the reforms comes into effect next year.

There is also an easy read summary of the guidance.

Click here to view the guidance.

Click here to view the factsheets which accompany Part 1 of the Care Act 2014.  These provide an overview and the duties and powers local authorities will have in the future.

These documents relate to the parts of the care and support reforms that come into effect in April 2015. They were produced as a result of extensive consultation. Click here to view the Department of Health’s response to the consultation including proposed final regulations.