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Community Care and the Law 7th ed isbn 9781912273225

Community Care and the Law 6th ed

ISBN13: 9781908407825
New Edition ISBN: 9781912273225
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781903307809
Published: April 2017
Publisher: Legal Action Group
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

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 sixth 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.

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.

Care Standards, Local Government Law, Medical Law and Bioethics
The statutory scheme, the well-being duty and other cross cutting obligations 
Assessments, care planning and care services 
Ordinary residence
Direct payments
NHS Continuing Healthcare, hospital discharge and intermediate care 
Mental capacity
Group specific care and support duties for: older people, people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health difficulties, substance misuse, sensory impairments and prisoners
People subject to immigration controls 
The regulation of care