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Disjointed no longer

Whether your client is based in the Isle of Wight or Carlisle, the Care Act will ensure that their needs are equally met, says James Ward

25 June 2015

Little has been written or reported about the arrival of the Care Act 2014, even though comprehensive guidance on the Act was issued in October last year. April 2015 subsequently saw the Act come into force, heralding the first major change in social care in England for a generation.

These changes will see a more structured approach to how care is delivered, which will impact on carers, those in care, the nursing profession, businesses who meet care needs and, local councils, among others.

The Act is designed to bring a number of sections of social care law together, as well as updating the law where necessary. With this in mind, any practitioner who regularly advises elderly clients needs to be aware of the act and have reviewed the statutory guidance, which runs to 500 pages.

A unified code

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