The following Local Government practice note Produced in partnership with Ros Ashcroft of DAC Beachcroft and Stephanie Townley of Addleshaw Goddard LLP provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, among other measures, makes provision to introduce changes to the Care Act 2014 duties on local authorities when needed during management of the pandemic. For details, see News Analysis: The Coronavirus Act 2020 and its impact on social care provision. For further information, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19)—social care tracker and Coronavirus (COVID-19)—local government tracker.
The Part 1 of the Care Act 2014 (CA 2014) sets out the framework of local authority duties in relation to the arrangement and funding of social care which replaced the previous framework which was set out in several different pieces of legislation. It contains a number of general duties which have a substantial impact on local authorities' general obligations in relation to the commissioning of health and social care provision. Part 4 of CA 2014 sets out the statutory provisions for care and support integration with health services.
This Practice Note focuses on the key requirements of CA 2014, Pt 1.
CA 2014 also makes changes to the regulation of health and social care providers, including some changes to the duties and powers of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) (Pt 2), and establishes Health Education England and the Health Research Authority as statutory bodies (Pt 3). These parts of CA 2014 are outside the
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