STAGE 1 Understanding Wellbeing
Understanding wellbeing and your life
The Care Act 2014 is a piece of law that aims to promote the wellbeing of people in need of care and support services and their carers. It says the person should be at the center of the process and places a duty on local authorities to provide what is needed.
If you have learning difficulties, a physical impairment, illness or mental health issues or you care for someone who does, the Care Act (2014) gives you important rights.
Understanding wellbeing is key to understanding the Care Act and the rights it gives you.
The Care Act sets out nine areas of wellbeing, see below. The Act says the council must identify every need you have within any or all of the nine areas that require care and support.
So at stage 1 you must think about each of these nine areas and think about your life in relation to them.
How could care and support improve your wellbeing in each one?
You may instantly know the first time you look at the nine areas. But you may need to take time, reflect and talk to family and friends.
You will have completed this stage when you know the care and support you need, to bring about the best level of wellbeing for you and to lead the best life you can.
You can download a copy of these areas of wellbeing by clicking here.
The Care Act 2014 - Nine areas of Wellbeing