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In Schedule 1 to the M1Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 (which sets out enactments conferring functions referred to each local authority’s social services committee)—
(a)in the entry relating to the M2Community Care (Direct Payments) Act 1996, in the second column, at the end insert “ or services under the Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000 ”; and
(b)at the end, insert—
“Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000 (c. 16)
The whole Act, in so far as it confers functions on a local authority within the meaning of that Act.
Assessment of carers’ needs.
Provision of services to carers.
Provision of vouchers.”
Text created by the government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Public Acts except Appropriation, Consolidated Fund, Finance and Consolidation Acts.
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