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There are a number of rights for Carers which have been developed. This page outlines the legislation which is currently available, it also outlines guidance documents which have been developed to support the effect delivery of the legislation and other documents which have been developed to inform Carers and those working with Carers.

Making Decisions: a guide for family and friends and other unpaid Carers". The book outlines the new law called ' The Mental Capacity Act' which became law in April 2007.

Carers and their Rights - the law relating to Carers (4th edition) produced by Luke Clements, in conjunction with Carers UK outlines the principle rights of Carers to support from the health and social services authorities. The guide is updated on a quarterly basis and republished in pdf format. You may order a copy of the guide complete with other materials to support the publication by e mailing mark.murphy@carersuk.org

Work And Families Act 2006 (extended Act to include Carers in force from April 2007)

Carers (Equal Opportunities) Act 2004 (In force from April 2005)
Combined Policy Guidance (Department of Health Document) (pdf document)
Practice guide: Implementing the Carers (Equal Opportunities) Act 2004 (SCIE Social Care Institute for Excellence document)

Carers and Disabled Children's Act 2000 (in force from April 2001 )
Combined Policy Guidance (Department of Health Document)
Practice Guidance (Department of Health Document) (pdf document)
A Practitioners Guide to Carers Assessments under the Carers and Disabled Children's Act (Department of Health Document) (pdf document)

Carers (Recognition and Services) Act 1995 Practice Guide
Carers (Recognition and Services) Act 1995 Policy Guidance
Carers (Recognition and Services) Act 1995 (in force from April 1996 )

National Service Framework Mental Health (pdf document) (Standard 6 of this document relates to Carers)

National Strategy for Carers (published 1999) (pdf document)

Who Cares Wins  Carers Uk Publication The Social and Business Benefits of Supporting Working Carers

Carers, Employment and Services in their Local Context Carers UK Publication

Managing Caring and Employment (Carers UK document)

Diversity in Caring: towards equality for carers (Carers Uk document)

Stages and Transitions in the Experience of Caring (Carers UK document)

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