28 June 1995
Legislation gave carers the right to ask for an assessment of their needs and ability to care for a person who was being assessed for eligibility for community care services.
4 July 1996
Legislation gave local authorities the power to make direct payments to people aged 18–65 who had been assessed as needing community care services.
20 March 1997
A House of Lords' judgement concluded that a local authority could take into account its resources when assessing a person's eligibility for community care services.
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