Legislation

Carers (Recognition and Services) Act 1995

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Introduction

Overview This act established the right to a carer’s assessment, but only where a community care assessment was being carried out for the cared-for person. As from 1 April, 2015, when relevant parts of the Care Act 2014 and Children and Families Act 2014 came into force, the scope of its application was significantly reduced in England. […]

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