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The Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 comes into force

06 April 2016

The Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 comes into force on 6 April 2016.


Factsheet Wales assessmentsThe Act replaces the majority of previous community care law (including the four pieces of carers legislation) and intends to transform the way that social services are delivered in Wales.

For the first time, carers will have the same rights as those they care for. The Act introduces a new broader definition of a carer, a duty on local authorities to offer carers their own needs assessment as well as a legal duty to meet the eligible needs of carers following assessment.

Our Assessments: A guide to getting an assessment in Wales from April 2016 factsheet provides up-to-date information on needs assessments under the new Act for carers and those they care for:

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