Details of the Care Act law and what it means for East Riding residents.
The Care Act is a new law about care and support for adults in England that came into effect in April 2015.
The Care Act will make one new law which says:
The main themes of the Care Act are around promoting:
East Riding of Yorkshire Council Adult Social Care has been working closely with various health and social care partners, as well as independent and voluntary sectors, nationally, regionally and locally to plan for these changes and to ensure the Care Act is a success for the East Riding.
We are looking at our current policies and will be making some positive changes to the way we work in the future based on:
The Government have released a number of leaflets for local authorities in the Yorkshire and Humber region, giving specific details about different parts of the Care Act. These are all available to download below:
A guide to adult social care leaflet (pdf 1,766kb, opens in new window)
Advocacy for care and support leaflet (pdf 1,233kb, opens in new window)
Children's transition to adult social care leaflet (pdf 1,225kb, opens in new window)
Customer journey leaflet (pdf 1,275kb, opens in new window)
Deferred payment agreements leaflet (pdf 1,228kb, opens in new window)
Safeguarding adults leaflet (1,240kb, opens in new window)
Support for carers (1,225kb, opens in new window)
Support for prisoners (1,232kb, opens in new window)
Understanding your journey (pdf 1,217kb, opens in new window)