Capping care budgets: Has the Care Act Force Awakened?

January 28th, 2016 by Jonathan Auburn

We’ve all been to, or worse still, given, a year’s worth of thrilling talks on the Care Act 2014 and the revolutionary changes it will bring. Yet now in late Jan 2016, as we hoover up those last pine needles from the living room carpet and prepare to enter the first year after (“year 1 CA” as I call it), the sun is still in the sky (just), there’s even less money to fund social care – witness the slashing of local authority funding of public health – carers assessments join the (long) queue behind DOLS assessments, and the galaxy looks much like it did last year. That once shiny new claimant toy, the public sector equality duty, lies in the corner, like a double-bladed light-saber in need of batteries. Yes slowly, quietly, there are rumblings in far off worlds – Read more »