The Care Act
The Care Act is a law that came into force in April 2015. It replaced most of the previous laws about social care for people with mental illnesses and their carers.
The Care Act tells local authorities how people with mental illnesses and their carers should have their social care needs assessed. It also says how people with mental illnesses and their carers should be supported. The Care Act has rules about when a local authority can charge people for providing them with social care services.
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