The Government has passed the new Care Act 2014, which brings with it some significant reforms to the social care of adults.
The Act has also received Royal Assent.
Care Minister Norman Lamb said ‘it represents the most significant reform of care and support in more than 60 years’.
The new act will introduce some major changes, including putting personal budgets on a legal footing.
Local councils have a duty of care, meaning that they must provide preventative services for healthcare for people in their care.
There will also be a national minimum for eligibility and a limit as to how much people will have to pay towards the cost of their care. Read More