THE CARE ACT 2014, is something we should all get familiar with and it covers everything you need to know, the hows, the wherefores and the what to do’s.
There is an ‘Easy Read’ Version and the more in depth version.
Here are the links to take you straight there.
As a guide , here are the contents included in the CARE ACT 2014. ( To have a quick glance!)
It can and is a whole new world if you suddenly find yourself in a situation of having to find care and not knowing where to begin. Personally, I think my first port of call would be the GP. Of course this can vary for each of us, dependent on the situation .However, when you take the first step you soon realize how much help and support is out there.
PART 1 Care and support
General responsibilities of local authorities
1.Promoting individual well-being
2.Preventing needs for care and support
3.Promoting integration of care and support with health services etc.
4.Providing information and advice
5.Promoting diversity and quality in provision of services
7.Co-operating in specific cases
Meeting needs for care etc.
8.How to meet needs
9.Assessment of an adult’s needs for care and support
10.Assessment of a carer’s needs for support
11.Refusal of assessment
12.Assessments under sections 9 and 10: further provision
13.The eligibility criteria
Charging and assessing financial resources
14.Power of local authority to charge
15.Cap on care costs
16.Cap on care costs: annual adjustment
17.Assessment of financial resources
Duties and powers to meet needs
18.Duty to meet needs for care and support
19.Power to meet needs for care and support
20.Duty and power to meet a carer’s needs for support
21.Exception for persons subject to immigration control
22.Exception for provision of health services
23.Exception for provision of housing etc.
Next steps after assessments
24.The steps for the local authority to take
25.Care and support plan, support plan
27.Review of care and support plan or of support plan
28.Independent personal budget
30.Cases where adult expresses preference for particular accommodation
31.Adults with capacity to request direct payments
32.Adults without capacity to request direct payments
33.Direct payments: further provision
Deferred payment agreements, etc.
34.Deferred payment agreements and loans
35.Deferred payment agreements and loans: further provision
36.Alternative financial arrangements
Continuity of care and support when adult moves
37.Notification, assessment, etc.
38.Case where assessments not complete on day of move
Establishing where a person lives, etc.
39.Where a person’s ordinary residence is
40.Disputes about ordinary residence or continuity of care
41.Financial adjustments between local authorities
Safeguarding adults at risk of abuse or neglect
42.Enquiry by local authority
43.Safeguarding Adults Boards
44.Safeguarding adults reviews
45.Supply of information
46.Abolition of local authority’s power to remove persons in need of care
47.Protecting property of adults being cared for away from home
48.Temporary duty on local authority
49.Section 48: cross-border cases
50.Temporary duty on local authority in Wales
51.Temporary duty on Health and Social Care trust in Northern Ireland
52.Sections 48 to 51: supplementary
53.Specifying criteria for application of market oversight regime
54.Determining whether criteria apply to care provider
55.Assessment of financial sustainability of care provider
56.Informing local authorities where failure of care provider likely
57.Sections 54 to 56: supplementary
Transition for children to adult care and support, etc.
58.Assessment of a child’s needs for care and support
59.Child’s needs assessment: requirements etc.
60.Assessment of a child’s carer’s needs for support
61.Child’s carer’s assessment: requirements etc.
62.Power to meet child’s carer’s needs for support
63.Assessment of a young carer’s needs for support
64.Young carer’s assessment: requirements etc.
65.Assessments under sections 58 to 64: further provision
66.Continuity of services under other legislation
Independent advocacy support
67.Involvement in assessments, plans etc.
68.Safeguarding enquiries and reviews
Enforcement of debts
69.Recovery of charges, interest etc.
70.Transfer of assets to avoid charges
Review of funding provisions
71.Five-yearly review by Secretary of State
72.Part 1 appeals
73.Human Rights Act 1998: provision of regulated care or support etc a public function
74.Discharge of hospital patients with care and support needs
75.After-care under the Mental Health Act 1983
76.Prisoners and persons in approved premises etc.
77.Registers of sight-impaired adults, disabled adults, etc.
79.Delegation of local authority functions
80.Part 1: interpretation
PART 2 Care standards
Quality of services
81.Duty of candour
83.Imposition of licence conditions on NHS foundation trusts
84.Trust special administration: appointment of administrator
85.Trust special administration: objective, consultation and reports
Care Quality Commission
86.Restriction on applications for variation or removal of conditions
87.Rights of appeal
Increasing the independence of the Care Quality Commission
90.Independence of the Care Quality Commission
91.Reviews and performance assessments
False or misleading information
94.Offences by bodies
95.Training for persons working in regulated activity
PART 3 Health
CHAPTER 1 Health Education England
96.Health Education England
97.Planning education and training for health care workers etc.
98.Ensuring sufficient skilled health care workers for the health service
99.Quality improvement in education and training, etc.
100.Objectives, priorities and outcomes
101.Sections 98 and 100: matters to which HEE must have regard
103.Local Education and Training Boards
104.LETBs: appointment etc.
105.LETBs: co-operation by providers of health services
106.Education and training plans
107.Commissioning education and training
CHAPTER 2 Health Research Authority
109.The Health Research Authority
110.The HRA’s functions
111.Co-ordinating and promoting regulatory practice etc.
Research ethics committees
112.The HRA’s policy on research ethics committees
113.Approval of research
114.Recognition by the HRA
115.Establishment by the HRA
116.Membership of the United Kingdom Ethics Committee Authority
117.Approval for processing confidential patient information
CHAPTER 3 Chapters 1 and 2: supplementary
119.Chapters 1 and 2: interpretation and supplementary provision
CHAPTER 4 Trust special administration
120.Powers of administrator etc.
PART 4 Health and social care
121.Integration of care and support with health services etc: integration fund
122.The Health and Social Care Information Centre: restrictions on dissemination of information
PART 5 General
123.Power to make consequential provision
124.Power to make transitional etc. provision
125.Regulations and orders
128.Extent and application
Safeguarding Adults Boards
Discharge of hospital patients with care and support needs
Health Education England
Local Education and Training Boards
The Health Research Authority
Research ethics committees: amendments