New rights entitle carers and the people they care for to a clear right to an assessment of their needs regardless of their income and finances or their level of need. Young carers and the parents of disabled children are also included in the new system.
The benefit of having an assessment is that it will identify care and support needs and provide information and advice about services aimed at meeting those needs.
This factsheet contains information about the new system of care and support that came into place in England on 1 April 2015: http://bit.ly/1I7kwWZ
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