CARE ACT 2014…

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.

 

 

CARE ACT EASY READ

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CLICK TO TAKE YOU TO THE IN DEPTH VERSION.

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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

6.Co-operating generally

7.Co-operating in specific cases

Meeting needs for care etc.

8.How to meet needs

 

 

Assessing 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

26.Personal budget

27.Review of care and support plan or of support plan

28.Independent personal budget

29.Care account

30.Cases where adult expresses preference for particular accommodation

 

 

Direct payments

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

 

 

Provider failure

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

 

Market oversight

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

 

 

Appeals

72.Part 1 appeals

 

Miscellaneous

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.

78.Guidance, etc.

79.Delegation of local authority functions

 

 

General

80.Part 1: interpretation

 

PART 2 Care standards

Quality of services

81.Duty of candour

82.Warning notice

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

88.Unitary board

 

Increasing the independence of the Care Quality Commission

89.Chief Inspectors

90.Independence of the Care Quality Commission

 

Performance ratings

91.Reviews and performance assessments

 

False or misleading information

92.Offence

93.Penalties

94.Offences by bodies

 

Regulated activities

95.Training for persons working in regulated activity

 

PART 3 Health

CHAPTER 1 Health Education England

Establishment

96.Health Education England

National functions

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

102.Advice

 

Local functions

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

Tariffs

108.Tariffs

 

CHAPTER 2 Health Research Authority

Establishment

109.The Health Research Authority

General functions

110.The HRA’s functions

Regulatory practice

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

Patient information

117.Approval for processing confidential patient information

 

 

CHAPTER 3 Chapters 1 and 2: supplementary

Miscellaneous

118.Transfer orders

General

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

Integration fund

121.Integration of care and support with health services etc: integration fund

Information

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

126.General interpretation

127.Commencement

128.Extent and application

129.Short title

 

SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 1

Cross-border placements

SCHEDULE 2

Safeguarding Adults Boards

SCHEDULE 3

Discharge of hospital patients with care and support needs

SCHEDULE 4

SCHEDULE 5

Health Education England

SCHEDULE 6

Local Education and Training Boards

SCHEDULE 7

The Health Research Authority

SCHEDULE 8

Research ethics committees: amendments

 

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CARE ACT EASY READ

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