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Care Act 2014 – what’s happening?

The law on social care is changing. The recently passed Care Act (2014) aims to reform social care legislation in England for adults, and the changes will come into force in 2015.

We now have information available on our website for families. We also have a summary which you can download: Care Act – Summary of changes

DSA Responses to Care Act Consultation

Now the Care Act has been passed, the government has released regulations for the Care Act, which spell out how the law will work in practice. The DSA has responded to the government consultation on the draft regulations and guidance, and final versions have now being published.

You can read our response to the consultation and the final Care Act final guidance and regulations.

What's New

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