Care Act

Councils warned not to cap personal care budgets

27/04/2018

Councils have been told they are not allowed to set maximum budget levels when calculating the cost of people’s care by the sector’s ombudsman.

Whitehall blasted for ‘over-simplification’ of social care crisis

06/03/2018

Council chiefs have criticised the Government’s response to a care home market report describing it as a ‘serious over-simplification’ of the care crisis.

Councils could face judicial review over Care Act

31/01/2017

Councils may be unable to fulfil their legal obligations under the Care Act due to a chronic underfunding of social care, town hall chiefs have warned.

Care Act perceived to have made ‘no difference’ to carers, report finds

04/07/2016

The majority of carers responding to a recent survey have noticed no difference since the introduction of the Care Act, according to a carers’ charity.

Care Act has failed to protect disabled people and carers, warns charity

02/06/2016

More than half of local authorities in England spent less on services for disabled people and carers last year, despite the Care Act being introduced.

Survey shows Care Act failing to deliver on improvements

09/05/2016

Local authorities have been urged to review the way they support carers, after a new research found many are failing to implement legislation outlined in the Care Act 2014.

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