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Care Act Consultation: Fees, Charging and Deferred Payments Scheme

Published: 3rd Mar, 2015

Care Act Consultation: Fees, Charging and Deferred Payments Scheme

The Care Act is the biggest change to English adult social care law in over 60 years. It will replace a number of different pieces of legislation with a single legal framework that will have the wellbeing of individuals and carers at the heart of care and support services.

The majority of the changes contained within the Act are set to take place in April 2015, with the reform of funding (including the cap on care costs) to take effect from April 2016.

Much of the Act is prescriptive but there are a number of aspects to it that provide the Local Authority with some discretion. These include aspects relating to Fees, Charging and the Universal Deferred Payments Scheme.

The Council is keen to get views via a consultation process on the various proposals which have been developed in the context of the Care Act Statutory Guidance, the need for the Council to use its resources effectively and the wish to ensure that people are treated equitably.

For further details please follow the link below

Should you need paper /easy read versions of the documents please contact Susan Judson  - susan.judson@shropshire.gov.uk  01743 253095



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