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The Care Act is here!

The Care Act is here!

The Care Act is here!

The Care Act 2014 becomes law today. It represents the most significant reform of care and support in more than 60 years, putting people and their carers in control of their care and support.

There are various changes to the way in which your local council will work with people with care and support needs, their carers, and the wider community.

Go to our section on the Care Act to find out everything you need to know about this important change in the law.

And Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster councils have each produced a leaflet which explains the main issues covered in the Care Act:-

One of the biggest changes under the Care Act means that people who look after an adult relative or friend with care needs will have the same right to assessment and support as the people they care for. The councils have also produced a leaflet called Carers and the Care Act to explain more:-

They have also produced a joint leaflet with answers to some of the most common questions you may have about the Care Act.

And you can also find out more about the Care Act from this article on the BBC website.