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Care Act 2014 - Full Training Suite

Sanctuary Training

Care Act 2014 - Full Training Suite



2014’s Care Act legislation saw a number of previous laws replaced with one, clearer, more comprehensive act. Comprising of 12 modules, it can be a daunting subject to learn about – that’s why we’ve developed a series of e-learning modules to break it down and make it easier to consume.


This course is intended for:

  • Adult social care as well as wider elements of local authorities such as children's services, housing and public health
  • Health and other local authority partner organisations such as learning and education providers
  • Social care provider and support organisations in all sectors
  • Those involved in the governance of these organisations and people who work, care, support and volunteer in them
  • Professionals and practitioners


Based upon Skills for Care training materials, this 12 module suite covers all elements of Care Act phase 1.

Modules that are covered in this course are: 

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Information and Advice
  • Assessment and Eligibility
  • Independent Advocacy
  • Charging and Financial Assessment
  • Deferred Payments
  • Care and Support Planning
  • Personal Budgets
  • Direct Payments
  • Review of Care and Support Plans
  • Transition to Adulthood
  • Integration, Cooperation and Partnerships

You will automatically get a course certificate on course completion – with your name, the CPD hours, the date and learning objectives.

Each module contains additional resource materials, useful links and refresher guides.


Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of:

  • Why the Act has been introduced and the key changes
  • A local authority’s duties, in relation to information and advice 
  • What an assessment should include and who is eligible for care and support
  • The roles of, and who can be an ‘appropriate individual’
  • What to consider when undertaking a financial assessment and learn about the implications of the Act for self-funders
  • How people can pay for their care and know the eligibility criteria for deferred payments
  • The key features and standards of person-centred planning, and the planning and review process
  • How the personal budget is calculated
  • Administering, monitoring, reviewing and discontinuing direct payments
  • Reviewing the care and support plan, or support plan
  • Who should have a transition assessment and what makes for effective transition


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