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Legislation & Policies

History of legislation on disability

Rescare is a charity, registered with the Charity Commission (Reg. No. 1112766) under the full title of “Rescare: the society for children and adults with learning disabilities and their families”, and with the stated aim “to promote the relief and welfare of children and adults with learning disabilities and their families”. ……. Read more

Valuing People

Valuing People (‘A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st Century’) was a government White Paper published in March 2001, by the Department of Health, who during the consultation process assumed the role of ‘lead department’. ……. Read More

Mental Capacity Act 2005

Rescare was closely involved in the consultations during the drafting of legislation that eventually became the Mental Capacity Act 2005, often referred to as the MCA…….. Read More

Health & Social Care Act 2012

The Health and Social Care Act 2012, enacted on 27th March, is the most extensive reorganisation of the structure of the National Health Service in England to date……. Read More

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