The Care Act 2014
The Care Act is a recent law about care and support for adults in England.
Previously there were lots of different laws on care and support. This made it difficult to know what care and support you could get. The Care Act brings them together to make just one new law instead.
The Care Act came into force in April 2015.
- What support people should be able to get
- What councils will have to do to provide support
How The Care Act affects advocacy:
If you receive care services, or if you need to receive these services, you may have the right to independent advocacy.
Advocates can help you understand your rights and the choices you have. They can also assist you to speak up about the care you receive.
- Understand what is happening and the choices that you have;
- Decide what care and support you need;
- Tell people what you want.
If you want to request an advocate you can fill in an application form here
If you want some more information about BATIAS’ independent advocacy service you can see our BATIAS Leaflet here
The Department of Health have produced an easy read booklet explaining the Care Act which you can download here or view on the Department of Health website here
The government have also produced a number of factsheets about topics covered in the Care Act which you can download from the GOV.UK website here
If you want to know any more information about the services BATIAS provides you can view our web pages:
Or you can contact us