Coronavirus Act 2020 - The Impact on Social Care Law in Wales
The Coronavirus Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 25 March 2020.
The Act and associated regulations provides the governments of the four nations of the UK with powers to suspend or dilute a wide-ranging number of legislative duties in connection with health, social care, social security and education.
This live broadcast session considers the specific changes to adult social care legislation in Wales that have introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It will primarily cover changes to the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 but will also consider any associated regulations, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the DoLS regime.
What You Will Learn
This live and interactive session will cover the following:
- A reminder of the changes introduced by the Coronavirus Act 2020 to the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 and associated guidance, including:
- Duties to assess needs
- Duties to meet needs
- Financial assessments and charging for social care during this period
- Restrictions on movement and how this may affect social care
- Impact on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.