The Care Act 2014
The Care Act 2014 has significant implications for people who use services and their carers because for the first time it puts them in control of their care and support. It also makes clear what kind of care they should expect.
The Care and Support Reform Programme
TLAP is providing guidance materials as part of a suite of resources commissioned by the Department of Health in partnership with the Local Government Association and Association of Directors of Adult Social Services to support those commissioning and providing care and support in implementing the Care Act 2014. To find out more, visit www.local.gov.uk/care-support-reform (opens new window).
Our guidance materials relate to
Clause 4 -The new duty upon councils to establish and maintain a universal information and advice service.
Clauses 25-32 -Personal care and support planning, personal budgets and direct payments.
Clause 5 - Promoting diversity and quality in provision of services.
Care Act resources
An interactive web resource to help councils simplify processes for delivering personal budgets, in line with Care Act duties.
Delivering Care and Support Planning
A best practice guide to help local authorities with support planning and review duties that is both person-centred and Care Act compliant. Delivering Care and Support Planning includes practice examples and templates. It was co-produced with people who use services.
Individual Service Funds (ISFs) and Contracting for Flexible Support
Practical recommendations and guidance on extending the use of ISFs for managed personal budgets for providers and commissioners.
A web-based tool to encourage commissioners to adopt co-production in their approach to market shaping and commissioning across health and social care.
Guidance to help local authorities meet their duty to promote a market of care and support services that give people choice, quality and enough information to review their options.
Support for combining and integrating care
Personalised care and support planning is at the heart of the vision for a sustainable health and care system, where the renewable energy of people and communities is harnessed to deliver improvements in health and wellbeing.
It is mandated in the Care Act 2014, is part of the reforms underway through the NHS Five Year Forward View and is central to the national and local programmes that are shaping the future through new models of integrated care.