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Part 1 of the Care Act 2014 breakfast seminars

Outer Temple invites you to its spring seminars on the Care Act 2014. We are running 4 seminars looking at different aspects of the Act. You are welcome to attend all or select the topics which appeal to you most.

Care and support under the Care Act 2014 – an introduction to Part 1 of the Act
14th May 2015, 08:30 to 10:00.

The Care Act 2014 replaces a patchwork of social care legislation with a single system intended to establish eligibility for care and support for adults with needs, and for carers. This session will cover the new “wellbeing” principles underpinning the Act, who is entitled to an assessment, how the new national eligibility framework will be applied, the legal status of care and support plans, rights to personal budgets and direct payments; and how these new rights can be enforced.

Transition to adult care and support under the Care Act 2014
9th June 2015, 08:30 to 10:00.

The Care Act 2014 contains important new rights for children with care and support needs and their young carers as they approach adulthood. This session will explain the new duties on local authorities to carry out a “child’s needs assessment”, “child’s carers assessment” or “young carer’s assessment”. We will also cover other changes made in the Care Act to promote a smooth transition to adulthood, and how these relate to education, health and care plans under the Children and Families Act 2014.

Continuity of care, ordinary residence and mental Health aftercare after the Care Act 2014
3rd July 2015, 08:30 to 10:00.

One of the aims of the Care Act 2014 is to introduce “portable” care so that people and carers know that their needs will continue to be met when they move from one area to another. This session will examine how continuity of care will work under the new legislative framework, the new rules on “ordinary residence”, including rules for prisoners, and how disputes will be resolved. The Care Act 2014 makes important changes to mental health aftercare under s.117 Mental Health Act 1983.

Paying for care under the Care Act 2014
21st July 2015, 08:30 to 10:00.

The Care Act repeals the old system under which there was a duty to charge for residential care services and a power to charge for residential care. Section 14 of the Act, new regulations and guidance set out the new system under which authorities have a power but not a duty to charge for care and support. This session will look at what is likely to carry over from the old system and what is new, including the “guiding principles” for charging, new deferred payments regime, the repeal of local authorities’ powers to place a charge, charges and “self funders” and possible charging of carers.

We will also look forward to the implementation of the “care cap” in 2016.

Register your free place here.

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Decision Making Under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 seminar with District Judge Eldergill
21 May 2015, registration from 17:30 for a 18:00 start followed by drinks.

This informal seminar will discuss various approaches to decision making under the 2005 Act.
Delegates will benefit from hearing from three experienced speakers, who together will be able to provide significant perspectives from their respective role.

It will be a particular pleasure to hear from one of the Court of Protection’s most distinguished and thoughtful judges.

Register your free place here.

The events are being held at Outer Temple Chambers, 222 Strand, London WC2R 1BA (map).

Events 6 May, 2015

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