Tips for social workers on implementing the Care Act for deafblind people

Community Care, 8 January 2015

The most important date in social care this year will be the 1st April. This is when the Care Act comes in to force and it’s vital that local authorities and practitioners are ready for the changes this will bring.

For deafblind people, including the large numbers of older people with sight and hearing loss, the Act will bring welcome changes that will improve their experience of social care. Making sure the Act is implemented correctly however, is key to its success…

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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.