- Title Pages
- List of tables and figures
- Notes on contributors
- Part One Life chances
- One The individual: growing into society
- Two Addressing inequalities in education: parallels with health
- Three Wholistic well-being and happiness: psychosocial-spiritual perspectives
- Four Nutrition in marginalised groups
- Part Two Lifestyle challenges
- Five Alcohol-related harm and health inequalities
- Six Addiction, inequality and recovery
- Seven Health and exercise in the community
- Eight Health and well-being in the digital society
- Part Three Social and community networks
- Nine Building an inclusive community through social capital: the role of volunteering in reaching those on the edge of community
- Ten Support for people with learning disabilities: promoting an inclusive community
- Eleven Community well-being programmes: reviewing ‘what works’
- Twelve Looking through a realist lens: services provided by faith-based and third sector organisations
- Part Four Employment and housing
- Thirteen Social enterprise and the well-being of young people not in education, employment or training
- Fourteen Health and homelessness
- Fifteen Local authority perspectives on community planning and localism: a case study
- Part Five Supporting people at the edge of the community
- Sixteen Towards an integrative theory of homelessness and rough sleeping
- Seventeen Mental health and multiple exclusions
- Eighteen Brain injury and social exclusion
- Nineteen What works to improve the health of the multiply excluded?
- Part Six The socio-political environment
- Twenty Geopolitical aspects of health: austerity and health inequalities
- Twenty-One Health and well-being of refugees and migrants within a politically contested environment
- Twenty-Two The Care Act 2014
- Twenty-Three Health and social care in an age of austerity
The Care Act 2014
The Care Act 2014
- (p.311) Twenty-Two The Care Act 2014
- Social Determinantsof Health
- Policy Press
This chapter examines the significance of Care Act 2014, a piece of legislation that modernises more than six decades of care and support law into a single, clear statute, which takes into account people's needs and what they want to achieve in their lives. Before discussing the main features of the Care Act, the chapter considers the Poor Law and how the Care Act breaks with the Poor Law principle of less eligibility, which persisted in National Assistance Act 1948. The National Assistance Act was the legal framework governing adult social care in England and Wales and replaced the Poor Law. The chapter also describes community-based approaches to social care, how well-being became the new organising principle for the Care Act, and the negative health and wealth impacts of caring. It concludes by analysing the debates about integrating health and social care in the UK.
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