The New Care Act.  What will it mean for family carers?  Comes into force Apr 2015 will give responsibility to local authorities to assess a carer’s need for support.  Not just decide as it is now as their own discretion.  It replaces current law which says the a carer must be “receiving a substantial amount of care on a regular basis”.  See our USEFUL DOCUMENTS link from our home page to read more MAKING SURE THE CARE ACT WORKS and Carers UK GUIDE and some links for you  MAKING SURE THE CARE ACT WORKS SUMMARY and FACT SHEETS from Dept of Health under www.gov.uk/government/publications.  Also

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