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From April 2015, there have been some changes to the law that affect you if you are moving house and moving your care and support in England. These changes are contained in the Care Act 2014 and are designed to help you achieve greater continuity of care and support as you move.
Everyone’s situation and circumstances are different. The first five sections of our Guide to moving house and moving care suggest actions that you could take to help you, or your relative, to move house and move care and support. The final section identifies the steps that local authorities should be taking to support your move.
First and foremost, plan and prepare for the move as far ahead and in as much detail as possible.
Secondly, expect the unexpected. However carefully you plan your move, it is likely that something will not go as smoothly as you hope. Having emergency arrangements and a ‘Plan B’ may prove to be essential.
We hope that our guide will help you to plan your move.
The information is based on a research project called 'Relocation, Portability and Social Care Practice', which was undertaken in England between 2012 and 2014 by the University of Hull and King’s College, London, funded by the NIHR School for Social Care Research.