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Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000 and Carers (Equal Opportunities) Act 2004: carers and people with parental responsibility for disabled children: combined draft policy guidance

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
28p.
Place of publication:
London

The Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000 (“the 2000 Act”) enables local authorities to offer carers support. Services to carers are not defined in the Act, and the local authority may provide any services which, in their view, will support the carer in their caring role.. The Carers (Equal Opportunities) Act 2004 (“the 2004 Act”) seeks to give carers more choice and better opportunities to lead a more fulfilling life by ensuring that carers receive information about their rights under the 2000 Act. The aim of this policy guidance (which is issued under section 7(1) of the local authority Social Services Act 1970 is to set out the Government’s view of the issues for local authorities in carrying on their functions under the 2000 and 2004 Act as they affect:  carers who provide or intend to provide a substantial amount of care on a regular basis for another individual aged 18 or over; people with parental responsibility for a disabled child who provide or intend to provide a substantial amount of care on a regular basis for the child.

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A practitioner's guide to carers' assessments under the Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
28p.
Place of publication:
London

A carers' assessment under the Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000 is carried out at the request of the carer in order: to determine whether the carer is eligible for support; to determine the support needs of the carer (ie what will help the carer in their caring role; and help them to maintain their own health and well -being). To see if those needs can be met by social or other services Carers have a right to an assessment of their needs even where the person cared for has refused an assessment for, or the provision of community care services, provided the person cared for would be eligible for community care services.

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Fairer charging policies for home care and other non-residential social services: practice guidance

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health. Department for Work and Pensions
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
43p.
Place of publication:
London

This practice guidance concentrates on four main areas: initial design of policy and consultation; assessment of disability related expenditure; benefits and advice; and good practice standards and performance monitoring.

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Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000: carers and people with parental responsibility for disabled children; policy guidance

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
30p.
Place of publication:
London

The aim of this policy guidance (which is issued under section 7(1) of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970) is to set out theGovernment’s view of the issues for local councils in exercising the power given them by the Act as it affects: carers (aged 16 or over) who provide or intend to provide a substantial amount of care on a regular basis for another individual aged 18 or over; and people with parental responsibility for a disabled child who provide or intend to provide a substantial amount of care on a regular basis for the child. In dealing with the needs of children (including those aged 16 and 17) the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families remains the main source of guidance for local councils. The accompanying practice guidance advises on how local councils might implement the Act, while the practitioner’s guide to assessment sets out carer assessment good practice.

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Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000: practice guidance on the provisions of the act as they affect: carers (aged 16 or over) who provide or intend to provide a substantial amount of care on a regular basis for another individual aged 18 or over ...

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
48p.
Place of publication:
London

This practice guidance sets out how local councils with social services responsibilities (local councils) should implement the policy set out in the Policy Guidance on the Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000. It follows the same order as the policy guidance. It is in three parts: implementation issues councils should address in relation to all carers; guidance on how to implement the Act as it affects carers (aged 16 or over) who provide or intend to provide a substantial amount of care on a regular basis for anotherindividual aged 18 or over; and guidance on how to implement the Act as it affects people with parental responsibility for a disabled child who provide or intend to provide a substantial amount of care on a regular basis for a disabled child or children.

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Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000: policy and practice guidance on the provisions of the act as they affect: disabled 16 and 17 year old young people

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
27p.
Place of publication:
London

The aim of this policy and practice guidance (which is issued under section 7(1) of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970) is to set out theGovernment’s view of the issues for local councils in exercising the power given them by the Act as it affects: carers (aged 16 or over) who provide or intend to provide a substantial amount of care on a regular basis for another individual aged 18 or over; and people with parental responsibility for a disabled child who provide or intend to provide a substantial amount of care on a regular basis for the child. In dealing with the needs of children (including those aged 16 and 17) the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families remains the main source of guidance for local councils. The accompanying practice guidance advises on how local councils might implement the Act, while the practitioner’s guide to assessment sets out carer assessment good practice.

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