State Funded Social Care - The Care & Support Process Explained
The Care Act 2014 governs the provision of state-funded social care. It enables local councils to provide a range of services in order to assist older and disabled adults (as well as their family and other unpaid carers). In some cases adults can establish enforceable rights to services. These are established through a formal process, commonly referred to as the ‘care and support’ process.
The process starts from when the duty to assess is triggered, involves consideration of national eligibility criteria, and continues through a financial assessment and care and support planning. The process can be complex and is contained in a range of statute, regulations and guidance.
With an increasingly aging population it is vital that advisors have a clear understanding of how the care and support process works, so that they can support their clients, challenge local authority decision-making and swiftly identify flawed decisions.
This live broadcast session will explain the care and support process in straightforward and comprehensible terms. It will be particularly useful for private client lawyers whose clients may need or already be in receipt of adult social care services and will also be important for local authority lawyers and other advisers who come into contact with older and disabled people or family carers.
What You Will Learn
This interactive course will cover the following:
- When a local council must assess your client and their carer(s)
- How assessments must be conducted in law
- How eligibility determinations should be made
- The responsibilities to carry out a financial assessment
- The care and support planning process
- The interface between care and support and adult safeguarding and the Mental Capacity Act
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.