The Care Act easements: guidance for local authorities
The Government has introduced Care Act easements in the Coronavirus Act 2020.
Section 15 and Schedule 12 of the Act introduce significant changes to council duties under the Care Act 2014. It means they will be able to prioritise more effectively and make sure that the most urgent and acute needs are met during the coming, critical period.
The guidance should be read alongside the Department’s Ethical Framework for Adult Social Care.
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.