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Care Act 2014: How should local authorities deliver the care and support reforms? Please give us your views


Working with employment and welfare services

Local authorities and local offices of the Department of Work and Pensions – that is, JobCentre Plus as a ‘relevant partner’ – must cooperate when exercising functions which are relevant to care and support.

When considering opportunities for fuller integration of commissioning, planning and delivery of local services, local authorities should consider the links between care and support, and employment and welfare. Furthermore, local authorities must consider education, training and employment at when working with people with care and support needs.

The draft guidance on integration, co-operation and partnerships covers:

  • considering employment at a local level
  • considering employment when working with people

Question 56: Are there any good practice examples of local authorities working with their partners, including health, education, employment and housing?

Read: guidance on integration, co-operation and partnerships Back to working with employment and welfare services

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