Course Profile

Course Profile: An introduction to the Care Act 2014 (Half Day)
The Care Act 2014 is an important new piece of legislation that reforms and modernises Adult Social Care in England.  Whilst much of the Act draws together or modifies existing legislation and good practice, there are a number of new duties and responsibilities for Local Authorities and for Care & Support providers. There is an emphasis on well-being and personalisation, and individuals are placed at the very heart of their care/support. This half day course is designed to introduce the Act so that staff can consider how it impacts upon the provision of services and their approach. The course supports the Social Care Commitment and will help organisations meet the CQC Fundamental Standards.
The course provides some knowledge for
Care Certificate: standard 1 and 3
Diploma in health & social care, level 2 &3, HSC 024, HSC 025, SHC 024, SHC 34
The course is designed for all staff operating within the Care Act 2014.


Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:
  • Understand why the Act has been introduced
  • Define well being and recognise the role of this key principle within the Act
  • Describe what is meant by personalisation
  • Understand the 5 general responsibilities and universal services, including Promoting well-being; Preventing, reducing or delaying needs; Information and advice; Market shaping and commissioning; Managing provider failure  
  • Understand the key processes, including Assessment and eligibility; Independent advocacy; Charging and financial assessment; Deferred payments agreements; Care and support planning; Personal budgets and direct payments; Review of care and support plans; Integration, cooperation and partnerships
  • Understand the key changes in Safeguarding arising from the Act
  • Recognise the impact of the Act on providers of services
  • Know how and where to find additional information
Training methods utilised include: Ideas shower, Feedback, Discussion, Tutor presentations, PowerPoint, Flip chart work, Questions and answers, Group work, Handouts, Practice studies