From April 1, the Care Act became law in England. It represents the biggest change to adult social care in over 60 years.
If you currently receive care and support from the Council or you provide care for someone, there is no need for you to do anything at the moment. You will continue to receive the same help from us.
You can find out more about care and support in Coventry.
The information on this page is designed to make you aware of the Care Act.
The Care Act came into effect from 1 April 2015 and the key areas of change are:
- Local authorities have a general responsibility to promote people's well-being, focusing on prevention and providing information and advice
- The introduction of a consistent, national eligibility criteria
- New rights to support for carers, so they have the same rights as the people for whom they care
- Legal right to a personal budget and direct payment
- New responsibilities around transition, provider failure, supporting people who move between local authority areas and safeguarding.
More detail on the Care Act from the Department of Health
You can also watch these videos to learn more about the Care Act:
What is the Care Act?
For any queries about the Care Act and Coventry's response, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org