The Care Act: An Overview

The Law Commission has reviewed the laws that affect social care. As a result, the Care Act 2014, which came in to play in April 2015, replaced several statutes going back many years.

The Act introduced a number of significant changes to rights and practice which affect people needing care and support, their carers, and the local authorities involved in arranging care provision.

This e-learning course has been developed to meet the needs of local authorities and others, in training all frontline staff, assessors and more senior decision makers. It is useful for professional carers as well as family members.

The course is broken down into 3 bite-sized units with the following titles:

  • An Introduction to the Care Act
  • New Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assessments, Eligibility and Support Planning

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Outline the purpose of the Care Act
  • Describe the basic structure and key components of the Act
  • Explain how local authorities must provide accurate, up-to-date information and advice under the Act
  • Explain how the Act will affect the way care and support is planned and reviewed
  • Identify how the changes the Care Act will affect the way you work
  • Explain the importance of co-operation and integration between local authorities and the health and social care sector

and lots more ...

The Care Act: An Overview

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