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Care Act 2014

Section 23 - Exception for provision of housing etc.

168.This section sets out the boundary in law between local authorities’ care and support functions, and their housing functions. Together with section 22 it replaces provision in section 21(8) of the National Assistance Act 1948.

169.This section prevents local authorities from meeting needs for care and support by doing anything which they or another local authority are required to do under the Housing Act 1996 (to generally provide housing), or under any other enactment added in regulations.

170.This section does not prevent local authorities in their care and support role from providing more specific services (such as housing adaptations), or from working jointly with housing authorities.

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