Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970

This act places a duty upon local authorities to investigate the level of need for services for people with disability who live in their area.

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Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000

Under the Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000, carers aged 16 or over who provide a regular and substantial amount of care for someone aged 18 or over have the right to an assessment of their needs as a carer.

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Equality Act 2010

This is intended to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all; to update, simplify and strengthen the previous legislation.

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The Care Act 2014

The Care Act 2014 came into effect in April 2015 and replaced most previous Laws regarding those requiring care and their carer. It is regarded as one of the most significant reforms, with the aim of putting people and their carers in control of their Care and Support.

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The Carers (Equal Opportunities) Act 2004

The Carers (Equal Opportunities) Act came into force in April 2005 and is intended to provide a firm foundation for better practice by Local Authorities and Health Services. It builds on existing legislation and support for Carers by:

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Carers (Recognition and Services) Act 1995

This Act puts a duty on the Local Authority (Social Services Department) to carry out a Carers Assessment, if the Carer provides or intends to provide a substantial amount of care on a regular basis.

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Freedom of Information Act 2000

The Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to ask any public body for all of the information they have on any subject you choose. Unless there's a good reason, the organisation must provide the information within a month.

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