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National Assistance Act 1948 (NAA)

The National Assistance Act 1948 gives local authorities the responsibility to provide accommodation and services to people with a disability or other care need. It also puts an obligation on local authorities to conduct an assessment of anyone who might require residential care. From 1996 to December 1999, destitute in-country asylum seekers were supported by local authorities under the terms of this Act.

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National Assistance Act 1948 (NAA)

The National Assistance Act 1948 gives local authorities the responsibility to provide accommodation and services to people with a disability or other care need. It also puts an obligation on local authorities to conduct an assessment of anyone who might require residential care. From 1996 to December 1999, destitute in-country asylum seekers were supported by local authorities under the terms of this Act.