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Care Act 2014

Section 3 – Promoting integration of care and support within health services etc.

66.This section places a duty on local authorities to carry out their care and support responsibilities (including carer’s support and prevention services) with the aim of joining-up services with those provided by the NHS and other health-related services (for example, housing or leisure services). The duty will apply where the local authority considers that integration of services would either promote the wellbeing of adults with care and support needs (including carers), contribute to the prevention or delay of developing care needs, or improve the quality of care in the local authority’s area.

67.This section is intended to reflect the similar duties placed on the NHS Commissioning Board (known as NHS England) and clinical commissioning groups by sections 13N and 14Z1 of the National Health Service Act 2006.

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