Care and accommodation

Care and accommodation guidance:

Alternative care People with needs for care and support can receive care from family members, friends and relatives in addition to or in place of help from the local...

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When confronted with issues concerning residential accommodation, the practitioner is most likely to be dealing with one or both of the need for admittance to and the...

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There are a number of benefits that older people can claim that carry a financial eligibility requirement. In practice this means that if their capital and/or income are...

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Presumption of capacity for adults Section 1(2) of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005) creates a presumption of capacity for adults. In the absence of proof to the...

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Note: This Practice Note must be read in the light of the implementation of the Care Act 2014 on 1 April 2015. Substantial repeals to legislation have been made with...

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A local authority has a duty to place an assessed adult, with needs for care and support, in their preferred accommodation if certain criteria are met. If the local...

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Community care assessments are conducted by the local authority (LA) where someone aged 18 years or older is ordinarily resident. LAs have a duty to assess individuals...

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When an assessment concludes that an adult requires residential accommodation they have the choice, depending on their personal finance situation, between private and...

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People with needs for care and support may need to move to accommodation that is more appropriate for their needs. They may be able to remain in their own accommodation...

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This Practice Note explores the special provisions which apply to groups who are particularly vulnerable to homelessness and refers to the Homelessness Code of Guidance...

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When entering a care home, the future relationship between the new resident and the administrators of the home should be governed by the terms of a contract between them....

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Accommodation A local authority (LA) has a duty to assess whether an adult has needs for care and support if it appears to the authority that they may have such needs....

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The physical and emotional abuse of the elderly is a problem that can be difficult to detect and to prevent. The Department of Health statutory guidance of October 2014,...

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This Practice Note explains alternatives to residential care in circumstances where an adult is developing care and support needs in light of amendments brought in by the...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 received Royal Assent on 16 May 2019. This Act amends the Mental Capacity Act 2005, replacing the current...

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