The Care Act 2014 (implemented from April 2015) identifies local authority (LA) statutory responsibilities for the planning and delivery of care and support. The equivalent Social Services and Well-Being (Wales) Act 2014 has been implemented from April 2016.
The parts of the Act that changed the funding of long-term care by capping the amounts that people should pay, due to be implemented from 2016, will not now come into effect until 2020 at the earliest. Summary
The Act (as does the Wales Act) makes it a duty of LAs to promote wellbeing by adopting policies and strategies that enable people to make choices about their care and support needs. The Local Authority Duty to Promote Wellbeing
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