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Care Act Manual 2nd ed


ISBN13: 9780414050884
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414032606
Published: October 2015
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £72.00



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The new 2nd edition of the Care Act Manual provides a comprehensive guide to the Care and Support Act 2014 in force from 1 April 2015.

Written in a clear and practical style, the new edition gives easy and up-to-date access to the law governing the provision of care and support services to older and disabled people, and that safeguarding vulnerable adults from abuse and neglect.

  • Offers legal practitioners and other professionals the opportunity to get up to speed quickly with the new legal framework and practise confidently under its provisions
  • Incorporates the latest guidance on the Act as it comes into force
  • Sets out the 14 sets of regulations
  • Features clause-by-clause annotations explaining what each section of the Act means as it applies to vulnerable adults
  • Provides reliable guidance – the author presided over the Law Commission’s 2008-2011 review of adult social care
  • Explains how those involved with the care of the elderly and disabled are affected by the Act
  • Sets out the powers and responsibilities of local authorities
  • Explains how assessment of the need for care should now be handled
  • Deals with charges for care, the assessment of financial resources and payments to individuals
  • Covers the care and support plan, and decisions about where an individual will live
  • Looks at the new procedures for safeguarding adults at risk of abuse or neglect
  • Goes through the separate provisions concerning children
  • Highlights potential difficult areas under the new legislation

Subjects:
Care Standards, Medical Law, Social Security and Welfare Law
Contents:
Introduction and background to the
Act.
General Responsibilities.
What is care and
support? Assessing needs.
Imposing charges
and assessing financial resources.
Who can
have their needs met?
What happens after their
assessments?
Who can receive direct payments?
Establishing where a person lives.
Safeguarding
adults at risk of abuse or neglect.
Transition for
children to adult care and support.
Enforcement
of debts.
Miscellaneous.