The Care Act 2014 – Changes and their potential impact upon residents of Bury.
The Care Act is the biggest change to English Adult Social Care Law in over 60 years, reforming the law relating to care and support for customers and carers. The Care Act replaces a number of different pieces of legislation with a simple modern law and a new legal framework that governs how council’s support people with care and support needs and carers.
Care Act Engagement
Bury Council will be carrying out a 12 week engagement exercise which will run from September until the end of December 2017. The purpose of the engagement exercise is to communicate the change to how care is charged for, who will contribute and how much people will have to pay for their care, and also to share with current customers and carers and the wider community how these changes could affect them. An information leaflet has been produced which can be found in the downloads section of this webpage and an online survey is available to download and complete giving you an opportunity to express your comments on the changes.
As a result of the implementation of the Care Act 2014 in Bury, the Council has reviewed and refreshed four policies;
Assessment and Eligibility Policy
Charging and Financial Assessment Policy
Residential Care Top Up Policy
Personal Budget Policy
Draft copies of the four policies and the Care Act guidance are also available to the right of this page in the links section for more detail if you require it.
Hard copies of the information leaflet and the survey will be sent through the post to current customers and carers and will also be available at the Town Hall, Knowsley Place and Whittaker Street Contact Centre front desks and will be available in all libraries. Once completed, just fold the paper in half and seal around the gummed edges and post it back to us. You do not need an envelope or to pay for postage.
You can also provide comments online through survey monkey which can be accessed through the link section of this page.
The Council will also be holding a number of drop in sessions at;
Thurs 12th October
13:00 – 16:00
Radcliffe Library, Stand Lane, Radcliffe,
Wed 18th October 2017
15:00 – 18:00
Elms Community Centre, Whitefield
Tues 31st October
9:30 – 12:00
Elton Community Centre, Alston Street, Bury, BL8 1SB
Wed 1st November 2017
10:00 – 12:00
Ramsbottom Centre, 60 Bolton Road West, Ramsbottom, Bury BL0 9ND
Mon 13th November 2017
10:00 – 12:30
The Mosses Centre, Room 1, Cecil Street. Bury, BL9 0SB
Fri 1st December 2017
10:00 – 12:00
The Green Room, Textile Hall, Manchester Road, BL9 0DG
Where you can attend and discuss issues with appropriate staff members.
Where any comments relate to a Council service, this will be fed back to the appropriate team. If it is not within the Council’s remit, then feedback will be sent onto the relevant government body.
Following the completion of the engagement exercise and analysis of the comments, a report will be published on this Bury Directory webpage which can be accessed online at www.theburydirectory.co.uk/careactengagement
If you need this information in a different format please contact 0161 253 6021