Amendments

September 2022

Caption: September 2022 Amendments
   
Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Carrying out the Review This chapter has been revised to better clarify the statutory requirements around the frequency in which Care and Support / Support Plans should be reviewed.
Deprivation of Assets and Enforcement of Debts A link to Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman guidance for practitioners on the deprivation of capital has been added. This was published in August 2022.

July 2022

Caption: July 2022 Amendments
   
Updated Chapters
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Cap on Care Costs This chapter has been updated to include the revised operational guidance, which was published on the 7th July 2022 following a period of consultation.

June 2022

Caption: June 2022 Amendments
   
Updated Chapters
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The Duty to Review Section 2 has been revised for added clarity around the purpose of a review, particularly the limitations around revising a personal budget.

January 2022

Caption: January 2022 Amendments
   
Updated Chapters
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Cap on Care Costs This chapter has been updated to reflect new proposals announced in the Policy paper: Build Back Better: Our Plan for Health and Social Care.

July 2021

Caption: July 2021 Amendments
   
Updated Chapters
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When General Responsibilities Apply

Legal Requirements of a Needs Assessment

Legal Requirements of a Carers Assessment

The Duty to Provide an Independent Advocate

Carrying Out an Assessment

The National Eligibility Criteria

Duties and Powers to meet Care and Support Needs

Duties and Powers to meet Carer's Support Needs

The Personal Budget

The Care and Support Plan

The Support Plan

The Duty to Review

Carrying out the Review

Revisions to a Care and Support or Support Plan

Power of the Local Authority to Charge

Assessment of Financial Resources

Understanding what Transition is

Legal Requirements of a Child's Needs Assessment

Legal Requirements of a Young Carer's Assessment

Legal Requirements of a Child's Carer's Assessment

Carrying out a Transition Assessment

Transition Planning and Review

Continuity of Care when a Person Moves

Protecting Property of Adults being Cared for Away from Home

The scope boxes added to a range of chapters in April 2020 have all been removed. This change has been made because all of the associated easements under the Coronavirus Act 2020 have been removed by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (Early Expiry) Regulations, which came into force on the 16th July 2021

April 2020

Caption: April 2020 Amendments
   
Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details

When General Responsibilities Apply

Legal Requirements of a Needs Assessment

Legal Requirements of a Carers Assessment

The Duty to Provide an Independent Advocate

Carrying Out an Assessment

The National Eligibility Criteria

Duties and Powers to meet Care and Support Needs

Duties and Powers to meet Carer's Support Needs

The Personal Budget

The Care and Support Plan

The Support Plan

The Duty to Review

Carrying out the Review

Revisions to a Care and Support or Support Plan

Power of the Local Authority to Charge

Assessment of Financial Resources

Understanding what Transition is

Legal Requirements of a Child's Needs Assessment

Legal Requirements of a Young Carer's Assessment

Legal Requirements of a Child's Carer's Assessment

Carrying out a Transition Assessment

Transition Planning and Review

Continuity of Care when a Person Moves

Protecting Property of Adults being Cared for Away from Home

Scope boxes have been added to a range of chapters indicating how the easements under the Coronavirus Act 2020 impact on the Care Act. This is a temporary change and the resource will revert back when the current crisis is over.

August 2019

Caption: August 2019 Amendments
   
Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Direct Payments Section 4. Needs that may not be met by a Direct Payment have been updated to add clarity to the 4 consective week rule.