Statutory guidance to support implementation of part 1 of the Care Act 2014 by local authorities.

The Department of Health have today published the statutory guidance associated with the Care Act which sets out how the Act will work in practice when the first phase of the reforms comes into effect next year.

These documents relate to the parts of the care and support reforms that come into effect in April 2015. They were produced as a result of extensive consultation. Also published is the department’s response to the consultation including proposed final regulations.