Care Act 2014, Factsheet 1: general responsibilities of local authorities: prevention, information and advice, and shaping the market of care and support services

“Information, information, information – without it, how can people be truly at the heart of decisions? Information should be available to all regardless of how their care is paid for. There are some things that should be universal – information is one.”

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Quality & Choice for Older People’s Housing: A Strategic Framework: Summary

Summary of joint DETR/DoH publication, which focusses on the need to address 5 key areas I.e. Diversity & Choice, Information & Advice, Flexible service provision, Quality, and Joint Working

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Quality & Choice for Older People’s Housing – Strategic Framework

A framework for future of housing services of older people, setting out 5 key areas. Good information and advice should be available, and services must work jointly to meet the holistic needs of older people. Services should take account of diversity and

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Housing & Community Care Checklist ; summary

Guidance that local authorities and other agencies need to consider when developing housing strategies and community cale plans. It forms the basis for joint planning and working.

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Care Act 2014, Factsheet 11: transition for children to adult care and support

“Services at transition should be aimed at moving a person into work/adult life in such a way as to promote their independence and so reduce their long term needs for care and support.” This factsheet describes how the Care Act supports people moving f

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Care Act 2014, Factsheet 6: reforming how people pay for their care and support

“For the first time, individual liabilities will be limited, protecting people against the worst aspects of the current care lottery. The increase in the upper threshold for means-tested support to £123,0001 is also a boost for those with modest resources

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Care Act 2014, Factsheet 5: charging and financial assessments

“All councils should have transparent charging policies… service users, carers and the public should understand the purpose of local charging policies and the criteria used to determine levels of charging for particular services.” This factsheet descri

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Care Act 2014, Factsheet 2: who is entitled to public care and support?

“For far too long people’s needs assessments have been driven by the service on offer or that can be provided in a particular area… such an approach fails to recognise the richness and complexity of people’s lives and fails to support or promote truly per

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