Details of the Care Act law and what it means for East Riding residents.
The Care Act is a new law which aims to help make care and support more consistent across England. Phase 1 of the Act was introduced in April 2015, with Phase 2 introducing further changes in April 2020, as directed by central government.
The Care Act promotes the following:
The council worked closely with partners across health and social care, as well as the independent and voluntary sector, nationally, regionally and locally, building up the introduction of Phase 1 of the Act in April 2015. This work will continue in the build up to Phase 2, ensuring that the Care Act benefits our residents.
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)