A Care Trust is an ORGANISATION in England and Wales.
Care Trusts were introduced in 2002 to provide better-integrated health and social care.
Care Trusts are set up when the NHS and Local Authorities formally agree to work closely together, usually where it is felt that a closer relationship between health and social care is needed or would benefit local care services.
Care Trusts may carry out a range of SERVICES, including social care, mental health services or community services.
For further information on Care Trusts, see the legislation.gov.uk website.
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