Delivering the Care Act in Cambridgeshire
The Care Act 2014 is the most significant change to adult social care in over 60 years. It will modernise care and support in law so that the system is built around people’s needs and what they want to achieve in their lives. It will give:
- individuals and carers more control over their care and support
- clarification of what individuals and carers can expect from the care system
In Cambridgeshire we have developed a strategic approach to social work and social care for adults and older people. This is called Transforming Lives.
Information and advice
The Care Act required the council to establish and maintain a service providing information and advice about care and support for adults and support for carers, and to promote health and well-being in order to prevent, reduce or delay people’s need for support.
To do this, the council works with partners in health and voluntary organisations to continuously develop information and advice that meets the needs of people looking for answers to situations they or someone they care for face. This enables people to take action themselves or get the support they need from their local community, the council or health services.
The information and advice is available to everyone, including individuals needing support, carers, people planning for their future, and professionals and volunteers who work with adults and older people.