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The Care Act

The Care Act represents the most significant reform of care and support in more than 60 years, putting people and their carers in control of their care and support. For the first time, the Act will put a limit on the amount anyone will have to pay towards the costs of their care, this is called the ‘Care Cap’.

The Care Act brings in new entitlements for carers to help them maintain their caring role and their life beyond their caring role. All carers will be entitled to an assessment and if eligible for support for particular needs, they will have a legal right to receive support for those needs, just like the people they care for.

In this bulletin we cover:

  • what we know about Care Act
  • what are we doing now?
  • engaging and involving people
  • further information and timeline