The 'In Control' pilots allowed service users, particularly adults with learning difficulties, to be involved in their care planning using individual budgets.
1 April 2003
The programme was intended to support vulnerable people to live independently and to avoid homelessness or admission to institutional care.
8 April 2003
The Act required local authorities to pay health care providers if they were responsible for the delayed discharge of an NHS patient from that provider.
1 June 2003
Standards for care homes for adults and older people came in for NCSC inspectors to use when inspecting care and private health providers.
20 November 2003
The Act provided for the establishment of NHS foundation trusts – which had greater financial and management freedoms – and a new independent regulator.
24 June 2004
The government outlined its priorities for the NHS between 2004–08, and confirmed there would be continued investment to increase capacity across the system.
22 July 2004
The Act placed a duty on local authorities to inform a carer of their entitlement to request an assessment of their needs and ability to provide care.
The report was a cross-government strategy, setting out a programme to improve the opportunities and life chances for disabled people by 2025.
3 March 2005
POPP made £60m available to local authorities to develop pilot projects to test different models of service delivery aimed at promoting the independence and health of older people.
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