The Care Act 2014 – General Duties and Powers

The Care Act 2014 – General Duties and Powers

The Care Act 2014 – General Duties and Powers

The Care Act 2014 imposes various duties on Local Authorities such as:-

a) A duty to arrange preventative services
b) A duty to promote integration with health and health-related provision
c) A duty to establish and maintain an information and advice service
d) A duty to promote equality and diversity
e) A duty to co-operate with relevant partners and to make arrangements for co-operation internally between adults, children, housing and public health.

Local Authorities also have powers which include:-

a) Wide powers to delegate almost all function; Exceptions are integration and co-operation, safeguarding and charging

b) Legal responsibility for the relevant function rests with the Local Authority;

c) Efficiency should not trump well-being

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