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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Care Act 2014, Factsheet 4: personalising care and support planning

“It is essential that personal budgets are recognised [in the law]. To leave this significant policy development without statutory basis would leave local authorities uncertain of their legal obligations and individuals uncertain of their entitlements.”

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Care Act 2014, Factsheet 8: the law for carers

“The Care Bill in many respects marks a quiet revolution in our attitudes towards, and expectations of, carers. At last, carers will be given the same recognition, respect and parity of esteem with those they support. Historically, many carers have felt t

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Care Act 2014, Factsheet 3: assessing needs and determining eligibility

“…A move to outcome and needs based assessment would put the individual and their views, needs and wishes at the centre of the work, as the setting of outcomes is both a personal and subjective process.” This factsheet describes how the Act and support

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Living Well with Dementia – A National Dementia Strategy

The aim of the strategy is to ensure that significant imporvements are made to dementia services across three key areas: improved awareness, earlier diagnosis and intervention, and a higher quality of care

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