The Care Act 2014, which came into effect from 1st April 2015, represents the most significant reform of care and support in more than 60 years. It intends to put people and their carers in control of their care and support.
The Care Act combined various existing pieces of legislation which previously shaped how social care was arranged in Britain. The intention is that the Care Act will make it easier for the public to understand why things happen in a particular way.
Importantly the Care Act also changes many aspects of how support is arranged, and aims to give greater control and influence to those in need of support.
More about the Care Act and what it means for carers on Carers UK site.