Promoting People’s Right to Choice and Control Under the Care Act 2014

January 12, 2018

How are local authorities performing?

The Independent Living Strategy Group conducted two pieces of research and analysis to explore the degree to which local authorities are following the spirit and letter of the Care Act and its statutory guidance in seeking to optimize choice and control.

Despite emphasis on wellbeing, choice and control within the Care Act, the survey found near half of respondents felt their quality of life had reduced and 30% experienced a reduction in choice and control.


Local Authorities are generally not yet meeting their duties to provide people with clear information.


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