Other areas of social welfare law

Community care

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29 October

Care and Support (Personal Budget: Exclusion of Costs) Regulations 2014

New statutory instrument provides that a local authority must exclude costs of meeting needs from a person’s personal budget in certain circumstances if the costs are incurred in meeting needs by the provision to the person of intermediate care and reablement support services.

29 October, 2014

Social work duties in relation to cross-border placements and ‘business failure’ of care providers

New statutory instruments

29 October, 2014

28 October

Mensah v Salford City Council

In new judgment, High Court considers lawfulness of policy of providing assistance under Children Act for destitute families who are unable to claim benefits due to immigration status at the level the Secretary of State would provide to a failed asylum seeker and family.

28 October, 2014

DWP launches ‘Accessible Technology Prize’

Entrepreneurs invited to submit ideas for technological adaptations to help disabled people and their families lead more independent lives, with prizes totalling £400,000.

28 October, 2014

DWP publishes independent living fund user analysis

New statistics, for period up to September 2014, on numbers of individual users receiving a payment by local authority area, together with totals for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

28 October, 2014

27 October

Care and Support (Disputes Between Local Authorities) Regulations 2014

New regulations set out the procedures to be followed when disputes arise between local authorities regarding a person’s ordinary residence under Part 1 of the Care Act 2014, or about the application of sections 37 (continuity of care and support – notification and assessment) or 48 (provider failure – temporary duty on local authority) of that Act.

27 October, 2014

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

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