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Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970

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1Information as to need for and existence of welfare services

(1)It shall be the duty of every local authority having functions under section 29 of the National Assistance Act 1948 to inform themselves of the number of persons to whom that section applies within their area and of the need for the making by the authority of arrangements under that section for such persons.

(2)Every such local authority—

(a)shall cause to be published from time to time at such times and in such manner as they consider appropriate general information as to the services provided under arrangements made by the authority under the said section 29 which are for the time being available in their area; and

(b)shall ensure that any such person as aforesaid who uses any of those services is informed of any other of those services which in the opinion of the authority is relevant to his needs.

(3)This section shall come into operation on such date as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint.

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