April 1st, 2015
Today the Care Act comes into effect. It is the biggest change to adult social care in over 60 years. It simplifies legislation from over 30 Acts of Parliament into one modern law.
In essence, it means that nationally Carers now have the same rights and access to an assessment, help and support as their cared-for.
This short video gives a clear and brief overview of the why's and wherefore's, and the Surrey County Council's FAQ (updated January 2015) download below, explains the more detailed points.
Today's BBC report:bbc.co.uk/news/health-32136209
CarerWatch multi-signatory letter printed in today's Guardian