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Updated: 27 may 2020

This topic has been updated to reflect how the Coronavirus Act 2020 has resulted in temporary changes to the Care Act 2014 and the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.

See The Coronavirus Act 2020 and the Care Acts.


After a lengthy parliamentary process, the Care Act 2014 came into force from April 2015. Launched as the most radical reform of the care and support system since the emergence of the welfare state, it overhauls the responsibilities of local authorities for the planning and delivery of care and support services. Implementation, however, has been adversely affected by the spending restraints on local authorities.

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