Christine Cooper is regularly instructed in matters that concern the property and affairs of the elderly and people with disabilities. Frequently these will encompass both public and private law matters where issues of property ownership are combined with those of the duties of public bodies. She is an acknowledged expert in the field of charging for residential care and community care services provided by local authorities and acts both for and against local authorities and care providers.
Her practice also covers the full range of social and welfare issues and she regularly appears in judicial review and Court of Protection proceedings involving vulnerable adults. Recent cases have involved complex questions about capacity, deprivation of liberty and damages for persons kept in care homes unlawfully.
This Practice Note explains how the funding by local authorities for social care provision is allocated. It highlights changes brought in by consequence of the Care Act 2014 and describes where further change is likely. It covers eligibility for support, the charging principles and financial assessment process, deferred payment agreements (DPAs), deliberate deprivation of assets and the cap on care costs.
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