Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Care Act is a significant piece of
legislation that consolidates existing pieces of legislation,
amends others and introduces new statutory duties on the Council.
The Act reflects the Government’s intention to create a more
sustainable and integrated care system that ensures a clear pathway
for service users moving through the health and social care
systems. The Act also creates a statutory footing for existing
wellbeing and preventative measures, the provision of Information
and Guidance, adult safeguarding arrangements, and the development
of new finance mechanisms to fund care.
“We want to ensure that Staffordshire is a place where people are healthy, are supported in their community and live as independently as possible for as long as possible.
There are many different laws about care and support at the moment, so it’s difficult for people to know what information and advice they have access to, and what care and support they can access in the future.
The Care Act is a huge opportunity for us to help ensure that people have better access, information and clarity on the right support when they need it and will complement the huge amount of work we are already doing to focus on prevention and early intervention to promote wellbeing for all our residents.”
Alan White, Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing.
Reasons for the Decision – To inform Cabinet of the approach which the county council was taking regarding the implementation of the Care Act.
Decision – (a) That the approach being adopted to implement the Care Act be approved.
(b) That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing to sign off on policy implementation, in order that they can be implemented with effect from 1April 2015.
Report author: John Darnbrook
Publication date: 22/01/2015
Date of decision: 21/01/2015
Decided at meeting: 21/01/2015 - Cabinet
Effective from: 28/01/2015