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The Care Act 2014 (overview) Lynne O’Brien Service Development Manager 16th September 2014
The Care Act The Bill received Royal Assent on 14 May 2014 The draft regulations to support the Act were issued on 6 June 2014 Period of consultation through to 15 August 2014 The final regulations should be published in October 2014 to support the implementation of most of the new requirements in April 2015 Care accounts and the cap due for implementation in April 2016
Reform of Adult Social Care Part One: Promoting individual wellbeing - not just about personal care needs Right to support for family/informal carers Focuses on preventing, delaying & reducing the need for care and support Embeds choice & control through personal budgets and the use of direct payments
Reform of Adult Social Care Part Two: Care Standards – informed by Francis Report – Mid Staffs NHS Foundation Trust. (New regulation approach from Care Quality Commission) Part Three: relates to Health
Early intervention & prevention Local Authorities must must have a clear approach and commissioning strategy understand what is available and what’s needed to meet current and future needs have specific preventative services for carers provide information that is accessible to the whole population
It is clearer and fairer A new deferred payments scheme so nobody has to sell their home to pay for care within their lifetime (from April 2015) A single national threshold for eligibility – substantial (from April 2015) A cap on care costs setting the maximum that people will pay for care (from April 2016)
It is clearer and fairer (cont’d) Duty to provide information, advice and advocacy Ensures continuity of care when people move between local authorities Puts safeguarding adults on a statutory footing Includes new protections if a provider organisations fails – goes out of business
The Care and Support Act
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