Care Act 2014: A quick guide to resources to support implementation

A hit list of tools and guides that have been produced to help local authorities implement the Care Act

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With less than six months to go until the first set of Care Act 2014 reforms come into force, here’s a list of the resources produced by the government and several social care organisations to support local authorities and social workers get to grip with the changes.

What do you make of the tools produced so far? If there are resources you’d really like to see to support social workers with the Act do send us suggestions.


From the Department of Health…


From Skills for Care…

  • Workforce capacity model – Skills for Care, in partnership with several sector bodies, has produced a tool for local authorities to test their workforce’s readiness for the Act
  • Learning and development – This suite of materials, including learning and development videos, claims to cover ‘all key parts of the Act’. The resources were developed with The College of Social Work

From the Social Care Institute for Excellence…

  • Commissioning independent advocacy guide – SCIE is developing several resources around the Care Act 2014. This guide on the new advocacy duties is the first to be launched. href=”http://www.scie.org.uk/care-act-2014/advocacy-services/”>Details of other resources in the pipeline can be found here

From the Local Government Association…


From Think Local Act Personal…

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