The Department of Health (DH) has launched a consultation on draft regulations and guidance for part one of the Care Act 2014, which will come into effect in April 2015.
Teresa is encouraging anyone with an interest in reform of the care and support system to comment on the guidance and regulations for part one of the Care Act, and share their views.
The draft guidance is intended to provide local authorities with the information they need about how they should meet the legal obligations placed on them by the Act and the regulations. The guidance will also be used by people using care and support services, their families, the voluntary sector, and providers of care and support, to help them understand the new system.
“The Care Act 2014 is a very important piece of legislation offering much-needed reform of the care and support sector. This consultation provides those people who are going to be impacted by these changes the chance to have their say over how they are delivered by local authorities.
I would ask that anyone with an interest in the care and support sector to look at the consultation and consider sharing their views. It is important that as many key stakeholders as possible help to ensure that the guidance and regulations help to deliver these crucial reforms in the most effective way possible.”
The consultation will be open until Friday 15th August 2014. The draft regulations and guidance can be found online.