Updated 1st September
The guidance sets out how local authorities can use the new Care Act provisions, created under the Coronavirus Act 2020, to prioritise care and support for those who need it most.
The provisions are temporary and should only be used when it is not possible for local authorities to comply with their duties under the Care Act 2014.
This guidance must be read alongside the ethical framework for adult social care.
‘Care Act easements: guidance for local authorities’ has been updated to include reference to advocates, introduce the Care Act easements notification form and reflect changes to other published guidance. The Care Act easements notification form and ‘Care Act easements: supporting guidance’ have been added to the page.