Legislation

National Assistance Act 1948

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Introduction

Overview Until 1 April 2015, the National Assistance Act was the cornerstone of the adult social care legislation for England and Wales. It provided the legal basis for residential care and most non-residential care services. Since 1 April 2015 in England, and 6 April 2016 in Wales, this has ceased to be the case. In England, provision […]

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