From the end of March 2016 the Care and Support reform programme, and associated national activity came to a close.

You can read about Care Act related news in the LGA's other health and care related bulletins, formal DH communications, and the ADASS weekly bulletin (Directors and ADASS associates only).

The care and support webpages have been revised to allow them to remain a resource as local areas continue to embed the Care Act, and in the run-up to preparation for the planned implementation of funding reform and appeals in 2020.

This site contains the following resources and information:

  • a directory of the support produced for councils and delivery partners to help implement the Care Act remains available in the ‘Implementing your programme' section;
  • updates on funding for local learning networks
  • the stocktake page, which will be updated with future stocktake analysis as and when available
  • guides to aspects of the Care Act for social care providers are available in the ‘Support for Care Providers' section
  • past issues of the bulletin and news in brief items on the archive pages
  • briefings, board papers and other background materials produced over the course of the programme

Please note that this site will no longer be updated on a regular, and no ‘live' content will be added from this point.


Resources for implementing your programme

Aimed at people working in social care and implementing the reforms, this section sets out the learning and development resources, practice guidance and practical tools available to support the sector. The support materials have been commissioned and produced with the input of practitioners, policymakers and local social care leaders

Care Act stocktake

The purpose of these stocktakes is to develop a collective picture of progress across the country in a way that is useful both nationally and locally, providing information to facilitate local strategic discussions, map progress and identify support needs and opportunities for shared learning. Stocktake questions and analysis packs are available.

Regional support arrangements

As part of the national care and support reform programme, the joint Programme Management Office is working with ADASS networks in each of the nine local government regions to support councils to implement the Care Act.

Support for care providers

A set of tools for use by care and support providers through a secondment from the Care Provider Alliance.

The Care Act basics

This section includes the Department of Health Care Act factsheets, a clause analysis, the LGA's Get in on the Act: the Care Act 2014 and briefings for councillors.

Free e-learning modules

The LGA, Department of Health and ADASS have collaborated to produce a new suite of e-learning modules.

Public information campaign

The Department of Health (DH) developed a public information campaign to support local councils in the smooth implementation of the Care Act. This campaign ran from January to March 2015. Resources for local areas and national messages are available.

About the programme

Access the Care and Support Reform Programme Board papers and key messages.