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NHS continuing healthcare & Adult Social Care Blog | September 2021 Review

This month, Charlotte Bell; Solicitor in our Court of Protection Team, takes a look at what has been happening when it comes to NHS continuing healthcare and Adult Social Care. It's certainly been a busy and varied month in the news...
  1. A recent report by the Alzheimer’s Society warns for the future of adult social care. This article reviews the conclusions of the report which has suggested that unpaid carers are providing care to a value of over £13 billion a year.  The report also sets out recommendations for reform. To read the full article, click HERE 
  2. To review the Better Care Fund Policy 2021/2022, click here. The Better Care Fund is designed to require the NHS and local government to work together to create a single budget to deliver integration of health and social care. To review the recent changes, click HERE
  3. What happens if a care home is closed for refurbishment? Are the works essential and in the best interests of those that reside at the placement? This article explains how an 94 year old resident has been given 6 weeks to leave the care home as it is closing for refurbishment. To read the full article, click HERE
  4. Confused by the latest announcement regarding care fee costs? Look no further... Which? have summarised the changes to adult social care from October 2023. As you will be aware, the government have recently announced that from October 2023, no one will have to pay more than £86,000 in care costs. But at what consequence? To read the full article, click HERE.  
  5.  A recent ombudsman decision found that a local authority failed to meet a residents needs after P’s savings fell below the local authority threshold (£23,250). It is reported that the local authority had assessed P’s needs and identified that P had eligible needs to which the local authority have a duty to meet. P had savings under £23,250 but continued to fund his own care. To read the full article and recommendations given by the Ombudsman, click HERE. 

Useful information and links: 

  • Government resurrects cap on care costs plan four years after ditching it - click HERE for more information. 

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Charlotte Bell | Solicitor 

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