The Care Act and the care market: conference summary

Document type
Conference proceedings
Corporate author(s)
Strategic Society Centre; Independent Age
Publisher
Strategic Society Centre
Date of publication
1 July 2014
Subject(s)
Older Adults, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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The Care Act 2014 represents a fundamental overhaul to the law governing care and support in England, as well as providing the necessary legislative framework for the implementation of the ‘capped cost’ reforms to long-term care funding. During the long process toward becoming the Care Act, a growing number of stakeholders flagged potential uncertainties and risks around how implementation of the Act will affect the operation of England’s residential care market. For this reason, during May 2014, Independent Age and the Strategic Society Centre convened a summit for residential care providers, local authorities, civil servants, academic researchers and social care campaigners. The event examined current issues in England’s residential care market, and considered potential scenarios following the changes due to be implemented under the Care Act in April 2016. This document summarises some of the key themes and insights from this conference.

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