This update to the national carers strategy provides an overview of achievements since the last update in 2010 and sets out key action for the next two years. Major progress in identifying and supporting carers is being brought about by the Care Act and the Children and Families Act. The update encourages local areas to refresh their local carer strategies to ensure all partners are signed up to the latest developments.

This briefing will be of interest to councillors and officers in councils with adult social care responsibilities.

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