Community and residential care

Community and residential care guidance:

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...

Practice Note

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...

Practice Note

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...

Practice Note

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...

Practice Note

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

Practice Note

With the coming into effect of part of the Care Act 2014 (CA 2014) in April 2015 there will be a number of repeals, revocations and cancellations of statutory provisions...

Practice Note

Note that this Practice Note addresses only English law. Following devolution there are now differences between the English and Welsh rules on many aspects of the...

Practice Note

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....

Practice Note