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Care Act first-phase reforms

The National Audit Office says the Department of Health has implemented the first phase of the 2014 Care Act well.

It found 99% of local authorities confident that they would able to carry out the act’s reforms from April 2015. But the report warns that the cost estimates and chosen funding mechanisms have put local authorities under increased financial risk given the uncertain level of demand for adult social care.