Carers Trust – The Care Act – Useful Info & Get Your Voice Heard

The Care Act


The Care Act received Royal Assent on 14th May 2014.
During the Care Act’s passage through Parliament, Carers Trust worked closely with Parliamentarians to campaign for changes to the then Bill and worked to influence the initial drafts of the regulations and guidance as part of the Care and Support Alliance.
Carers Trust has produced a briefing on the key points for carers and carers organisations in the Care Act.
On Friday 6th June the Department of Health launched part one of the consultation on the Draft Regulation and Guidance on the Care Act 2014.
The consultation will run for 10 weeks and closes on 15th August 2014.
Carers Trust will be submitting a response to the consultation and will be meeting with officials from the Department of Health over the next few months to discuss the draft Regulations and Guidance as part of the Care and Support Alliance.
We would strongly encourage carers and organisations that support carers to respond to the consultation. Your comments will help to shape the guidance.
The guidance will be used by local authority officers to plan local care and support and can also be used by people using care and support, their families, charities and providers of care and support to help them understand the new system.
The full details of the consultation can be found here.
Carers Trust has produced two toolkits to support carers organisations respond to the consultation:

Care Act – Draft Regulations and Guidance Consultation Toolkit

The Toolkit outlines some key issues for carers which require further input, or which we would like to see retained in the final guidance.  You may like to think about what these mean for you, or what you would like to see improved. Download now

Care Act – Draft Regulation and Guidance Toolkit YC and Families 

The Care Act and Children and Families Act propose new rights for young carers and young adult carers, which should improve earlier identification and reduce inappropriate caring roles from developing. It is important to ensure that the regulations and guidance for the Care Act support effective local implementation. This Toolkit focuses on key areas of the guidance affecting young carers and their families and Carers Trust Views. Download now
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