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Provider Information on the Care Act

What will the impact be for care providers?

We see the following areas as being of interest to providers in the care sector:

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  • Everyone will have a responsibility to make sure people are aware of their rights and responsibilities, and provide advocacy where necessary. There is a clear expectation that providers will keep people informed and help them plan for their future care.
  • To help us prepare for the implementation of the financial reforms, people who are currently not known to the Council, including self-funders, will be able to come forward from October 2015. We will be asking providers to:
    • tell us now how many self-funders they currently provide a service for, to help manage the likely demand for Care Accounts; and
    • engage with service users about their right to a Care Account so that they can contact us if they wish.


In addition to the leaflets and Easy Read summary on the main Care Act page, you can download and use the following resources to help promote the changes:

Provider engagement events

We held provider engagement events during November 2014. You can download information from the events below:

Further information

Information on provider training regarding the Care Act can be found on the Care Act training page of the Social Care Learning and Development website.

You will find a short film introducing the Care Act’s main changes on the Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE) website.

You can access the Care Act channel on the CareKnowledge website:

You can also download a series of Department of Health factsheets about different topics in the Care Act. Alternatively, you can read the full guidance and an Easy Read summary.

Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) have produced a factsheet The Links Between The Children and Families Act 2014 and The Care Act 2014.

Return to the main Care Act page.