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Access to housing with care and support

This content applies to England

From 1 April 2015, Part 1 of the Care Act 2014 consolidates the existing law relating to adults with care and support needs, and sets out the legal framework for the provision of social care to adults.

Rights to access to housing

The emphasis in the Care Act 2014 is on meeting needs to improve the well-being of adults who need care and support because of physical or mental impairment or illness 

Eligibility for support

Eligiblity criteria under the Care Act 2014 

Ordinary residence and continuity of care

Before arranging community care services, local authorities check if they are responsible for the person assessed as in need of services 

Care and support plans

Local authorities must help adults in need of care/support to decide how to have their needs met and to prepare a care and support plan 

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