Common misconception across the industry that the Care Act is something that will affect local authorities alone


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The Keynote Seminar Theatre at The Care Show is hosting more than 30 leading industry commentators during this year’s event at the Birmingham NEC (November 4 & 5).Topics covered include: The Care Act – Implications for Providers; Understanding and marketing to the self funder; Recruitment training and retaining of staff; Occupancy levels and CQC regulation.

There are a mixture of panel discussions and presentations and access to all sessions is free of charge. View the full schedule of sessions and register to attend The Care Show, please visit or register here Care Show Register NOW


The Care Act 2014 is the most significant change in legislation for social care services for a generation.

Des Kelly, Executive Director of the National Care Forum, National Care Forum and host of this topical session at 12.45 – 13.10 on Tuesday 4 November at The Care Show comments:

There is a common misconception across the industry that the Care Act is something that will affect local authorities alone. Whilst it is true that it will certainly empower local government, it will also give them new duties and responsibilities that they will have to pass on and which will almost certainly impact on providers.”


During this session, Des will highlight some of these key areas of concern for providers to be aware of: his concern is that if they are not fully up to speed, they may be caught out. He continues:


It is important that providers pay attention to the details of what is upcoming because, not only is The Care Act the most important piece of care legislation for a generation, but it brings with it a whole variety of new regulations it sets the context in which the CQC will regulate and inspect.”


The Care Act will be implemented in 2 stages. The first stage will be in April 2015 and the local authorities are currently working on the various new duties and responsibilities so the industry is standing by to learn more. The Funding changes are not due to be implemented until the following year, although the Department of Health will be consulting in the early part of the new year on how these funding elements of The Care Act will be implemented.


As Des concludes: “It’s about being prepared….”


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