Community Care and the Law is the pre-eminent legal text on adult social care law. Its contributors are leading experts in the field and the lead author, Professor Luke Clements, was the expert adviser to the Parliamentary Committee that scrutinised the Bill that became the Care Act 2014.
The seventh edition has involved a comprehensive revision of this established text to provide an up-to-date analysis of the law relating to the rights of adults in need and carers in England.
Community Care and the Law is the leading text for lawyers, policy-makers, local authority and voluntary sector advisers and carers. The book presents this complex area of law with clarity but without over-simplification. It provides a detailed route map through the law and offers practical guidance on how it impacts on procedures and services.
There is a comprehensive coverage of local authority duties and powers, to adults in need and to carers – including assessments, care planning, ordinary residence, care and support services, direct payments, NHS responsibilities, housing, safeguarding and the rights of asylum-seekers. The remedies chapter has a step by step guide to complaints, ombudsman and judicial review procedures.
This seventh edition has been fully updated throughout and includes:
- an updated section concerning the well-being principles including reference to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities General Comment (2017) on Article 19 (the right to independent living
- a new chapter focussing specifically on the Eligibility Criteria
- coverage of recent secretary of state ordinary residence determinations clarifying the new rules relating to supported living and shared lives as specified accommodation for ordinary residence purposes
- substantially reworked text covering the new (October) 2018 NHS Continuing Healthcare Framework Guidance
- an updated information, data protection and confidentiality chapter referencing the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation
Community Care and the Law contains extensive cross referencing for easy navigation. The appendices include the text of the key provisions of the Care Act 2014 and other relevant legislation.