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Care Act 2014

A Brief Overview

The Care Act 2014 has now received Royal Assent although there will be a phased introduction for most of the new rules.

There will be a cap on the cost of care that any person has to pay for care during their lifetime. This cap can be increased annually if average earnings go up. If further care is needed, the state will have to fund the care. This is quite different from the current regime where the cap was almost opposite and was how much capital you were left with after paying for care rather than the cumulative paid amount.

Individuals will have more scope to tailor their own care plans and Local Authorities will have to assist.

The Care Quality Commission will be able to hold care providers to account for poor care.

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