Direct Payments & Charging for Care & Support Under the Care Act 2014

Direct Payments & Charging for Care & Support Under the Care Act 2014

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Intermediate: Requires some prior subject knowledge
1.25 hours
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In R(BG and KG) v Suffolk CC the Court of Appeal considered what ‘care and support’ means, and what direct payments given to those with care and support needs can be used for.

This webinar will consider the impact of that case, and implications for charging and for the calculation of disability related expenditure where services are provided to adults.

What You Will Learn

This webinar will cover the following:

  • Overview of key statutory provisions on care and support and direct payments
  • Historic background - what was provided under the predecessor legislation, the National Assistance Act 1948
  • What changed under the Care Act 2014 as held by the Court of Appeal in R(BG and KG) v Suffolk CC
  • What does that case mean for direct payments?
  • What is the impact on charging for care and support?
  • Does this change the expenses which fall to be disregarded in a financial assessment as disability related expenditure?

This webinar was recorded on 1st February 2023