• 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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