Introduction to the Care Act 2014

The Care Act 2014 (‘the Care Act’) has replaced nearly all the old legislation and supporting guidance covering the care needs and rights to support of both adults with social care needs and adult informal or family carers.

Most of it comes into force in England from April 2015, but the planned new developments in paying for care will not now take effect until April 2020 – the original plan was for April 2016 implementation. In April 2015, the government decided to delay the implementation of the funding element of the reforms until the later date.

Read more in our Care Act Fact Sheet - to download - click here