The Coronavirus Act 2020 has resulted in amendments to the above Acts in order to enable local authorities to make effective responses to care needs during the current outbreak, when their resources are likely to be stretched and must be adapted to the demands of the “lockdown” situation. The “easements” legislated for are meant to be temporary. The Coronavirus Act 2020 and the Care Acts
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.
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