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Updated Care Act Statutory guidance from the Department of Health.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has launched it strategy for 2016 to 2021. Click here.
Guidance for Care Homes Completing their first Information Governance (IG) Toolkit is available by clicking here. It draws together the legal rules and guidance, and presents them as a single suite of information governance requirements, supported by central guidance that helps all health and social care organisations to work to the same rules, enabling sharing of information.

Care Act factsheets are currently being updated by the Government to reflect changes made to the Care Act statutory guidance. 

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has produced some information leaflets including what to expect from a good care service. Click here for more information.

The Care Act 2014 is a very important piece of legislation for social care and is one of the first pieces of UK legislation to include the concept of co-production in its statutory guidance, according to SCIE, the Social Care Institute for Excellence.

A Care Act easy read booklet on Gov.UK. Click here.

The Care Act 2014 introduces major reforms to the legal framework for adult social care, to the funding system and to the duties of local authorities. The Care Act 2014: how do you know your council is successfully embedding the Care Act? has been produced by The Local Government Association, LGA.

From CareKnowledge, a report entitled: Promoting People’s Right to Choice and Control Under the Care Act 2014: How Are Local Authorities Performing?

Skills for Care factsheet: Overview of the Care Act 

Support for Carers - a leaflet from the Department of Health

Care and support is changing for the better - a leaflet from the Department of Health

From CareKnowledge, a Disability Rights UK factsheet about local authorities' responsibilities under The Care Act 2014.

Details on the Care Act from Think local act personal website, a national partnership of 50 organisations.

The Care Act 2014, for the first time in legislation, recognises the contribution of housing to the care and support system. From CareKnowledge, a report called A Home is Much More Than A House by the Local Government Association.