Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000

2 Services for carers.E+W

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(1)The local authority must consider the assessment and decide—

(a)whether the carer has needs in relation to the care which he provides or intends to provide;

(b)if so, whether they could be satisfied (wholly or partly) by services which the local authority may provide; and

(c)if they could be so satisfied, whether or not to provide services to the carer.

(2)The services referred to are any services which—

(a)the local authority sees fit to provide; and

(b)will in the local authority’s view help the carer care for the person cared for,

and may take the form of physical help or other forms of support.

(3)A service, although provided to the carer—

(a)may take the form of a service delivered to the person cared for if it is one which, if provided to him instead of to the carer, could fall within community care services and they both agree it is to be so delivered; but

(b)if a service is delivered to the person cared for it may not, except in prescribed circumstances, include anything of an intimate nature.

(4)Regulations may make provision about what is, or is not, of an intimate nature for the purposes of subsection (3).

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I1S. 2 wholly in force at 1.7.2001; s. 2 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 12(2); s. 2 in force for E. at 1.4.2001 by S.I. 2001/510, art. 2, Sch.; s. 2 in force for W. at 1.7.2001 by S.I. 2001/2196, art. 2, Sch.