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27 October

Care and Support (Ordinary Residence) (Specified Accommodation) Regulations 2014

New regulations specify and define three types of accommodation for the purposes of establishing an adult’s ordinary residence in a case where an adult is living in accommodation of a specified type: care home accommodation, shared lives scheme accommodation and supported living accommodation.

27 October, 2014

Care and Support (Continuity of Care) Regulations 2014

New regulations set out matters that local authority must take into account in carrying out duty to provide care for someone who has just moved into area on same basis as previous authority.

27 October, 2014

Care and Support (Independent Advocacy Support) Regulations 2014

New regulations make provision in relation to duty on local authorities to arrange for an independent advocate to be available to represent and support certain persons for the purpose of facilitating those persons’ involvement in the exercise of functions by local authorities.

27 October, 2014

24 October

Robson & Anor, R (On the Application Of) v Salford City Council (Rev 1)

New High Court decision which considers whether a local authority breached its statutory duty in ceasing to provide a transport service for eligible adults living in its area to enable them to attend adult day centres, and whether the withdrawal of services without consultation and reassessment of service users was unlawful.

24 October, 2014

K v The Hospital Managers of the Kingswood Centre & Anor

New Court of Appeal decision which considers whether the notice period of a 'discharge order' made for the purposes of section 25 of the Mental Health Act 1983 starts running from the time at which it is received at the respondent hospital's fax machine or whether time runs from when it is received by the officer authorised by the hospital managers.

24 October, 2014

23 October

Department of Health publishes response to consultation on draft Care Act regulations

In addition, Department provides proposed final version of regulations that will form the basis for the new legal framework ahead of implementation in April 2015.

23 October, 2014

Department of Health publishes statutory guidance on Care Act 2014

New guidance sets out how Act will work in practice when the first phase of the reforms comes into effect next year.

23 October, 2014

17 October

One in five nursing homes too short-staffed to ensure safe care

Report from the Care Quality Commission says recruitment of nurses to social care should be a ‘priority’ and points to figures from Skills for Care showing that nurses in social care had the highest turnover rate - 32 per cent - of all social care roles.

17 October, 2014

14 October

Young people leaving care often live in unsafe housing, move frequently, and experience homelessness

New report from Action for Children calls on all political parties to prioritise the emotional and mental health of children in care and care leavers, keep children safe when they return to their family after care, and to not give up on young people when their lives are at their most challenging.

14 October, 2014

13 October

Care Quality Commission highlights unacceptable variations in care for those with dementia

Report, published today, finds that the gap in the quality of care means it is likely that someone living with dementia will experience poor care as they move between care homes and hospitals.

13 October, 2014

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