Carers and their rights

Making Decisions: a guide for family and friends and other unpaid Carers”. The book outlines the new law called ‘ The Mental Capacity Act’ which becomes law in April 2007.

Carers and their Rights – the law relating to Carers (3rd edition)  produced by Luke Clements, in conjunction with Action for Carers and Employment National (ACE) and Carers UK outlines the principle rights of Carers to support from the health and social services authorities. Its publication coincides with the Government Guidance on the Carers (Equal Opportunities) Act 2004. The guide is updated on a quarterly basis and republished in pdf format. You may order a copy of the guide complete with other materials to support the publication by e mailing mark.murphy@carersuk.org

Work And Families Act 2006 (extended Act to include Carers in force from April 2007)
Carers UK step by step guide to the extension of the ACT

Carers (Equal Opportunities) Act 2004   (In force from April 2005)
Explanatory Notes to Carers (Equal Opportunities Act 2004
Combined Policy Guidance  (Department of Health Document) (pdf document)
Practice guide: Implementing the Carers (Equal Opportunities) Act 2004  (SCIE Social Care Institute for Excellence document)

Carers and Disabled Children’s Act 2000  (in force from April 2001 )
Explanatory Notes to The Carers and Disabled Children’s Act 2000
Combined Policy Guidance  (Department of Health Document) (pdf document)
Carers and Disabled Children’s Act  (Vouchers for short term breaks) (pdf document)
Practice Guidance  (Department of Health Document) (pdf document)
A Practitioners Guide to Carers Assessments under the Carers and Disabled Children’s Act  (Department of Health Document) (pdf document)

Carers (Recognition and Services) Act 1995 (in force from April 1996 )

Carers (Recognition and Services) Act 1995 Practice Guidance(pdf document)

Carers (Recognition and Services) Act 1995 Policy Guidance(pdf document)

National Service Framework Mental Health (pdf document) (Standard 6 of this document relates to Carers)

National Strategy for Carers (published  1999) (pdf document

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