Consultation on the Care Act 2014

Details on the rules determining who will get adult social care from April 2015 have been published, as part of a Government consultation on the regulations and guidance accompanying the Care Act 2014.

The consultation on the draft guidance and regulations for the Care Act can be found here: http://careandsupportregs.dh.gov.uk/about/

The Care Act 2014 contains core legal duties and powers relating to adult social care.

The Care Act also contains regulation making powers. These allow the government to make secondary legislation, regulations, that provide more detail.

The guidance is intended to provide local authorities with the information they need about how they should meet the legal obligations placed on them by the Act and the regulations.

The guidance will be used by local authority officers to plan care and support at a local authority level, as well as by practitioners. The guidance can also be used by people using care and support, their families, the voluntary sector and providers of care and support to help them understand the new system.

These draft regulations and guidance relate to the care and support reforms and provisions in the Care Act which will come into effect in April 2015. The guidance describes how the care and support system should operate in 2015/16.