The Care Act: assessment and eligibility

The Care Act 2014 sets out in one place, local authorities’ duties in relation to assessing people’s needs and their eligibility for publicly funded care and support.

Under the Care Act 2014, local authorities must:

Assessment and eligibility resources

SCIE has developed a range of resources to support local authority staff, social workers and others involved in assessment and eligibility.

Implementation support

Related information

Fair access to care services (FACS): prioritising eligibility for care and support

Care and support reform programme

Care Act 2014: statutory guidance for implementation

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