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Care Cap delayed

July 20, 2015 12:37 PM

The Department of Health has announced that the phase two implementation of the Care Act (2014) will be postponed until 2020.

This decision has been made as a result of the responses by local authorities to the consultation earlier this year.

What Has Been Postponed:

What Remains in Effect

What this means for Wiltshire Council

The decision ends uncertainty on the financial impact of the proposals in April 2016 and possible effects on the local care market.

The Council will now focus on the following:

Further Information

The new information and advice website shows what Wiltshire Council is doing to implement the Care Act: www.yourcareyoursupportwiltshire

Carers can visit the portal or contact Carers Support Wiltshire on 01380 871690

The full letter from the Minister for Community and Social Care can be read here.