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Care Act 2014

England's care and support system is changing for the better from 1st April 2015.

Nearly everyone in this country will experience care and support at some point in their lives; even if you don't need care yourself, you will probably know a family member or friend who does, or you may care for someone.

The Care Act 2014 represents the biggest reformation of care and support in 60 years. It takes forward the Government's commitments to reform social care legislation and to drive up the quality of care. It tells councils across England what they need to do if someone has social care needs and needs support either in their own home or in a care home.


This page is our collection of information to help you understand how the future of care and support is changing - it is important and it has the potential to affect all of us.