Community Care Law and Local Authority Handbook examines the duties and responsibilities of local authorities in the provision of community care services particularly following the implementation of the Care Act 2014. It also includes chapters on the Mental Health Act 1983, the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Children Leaving Care, Finance and Charging, the distinction between Health and Social Care Services, Social Housing, and Asylum Seekers.
Community Care Law and Local Authority Handbook brings together in one place all the statutory materials that comprise the legal framework, together with related materials such as Codes of Practice, Guidance, and extracts from leading judgments. The materials are complemented by the authors’ expert commentary explaining how the various statutes interrelate and how they have been interpreted by the courts. The result is a handbook that provides the practitioner with the tools required to deal with this important area of law.
This new edition has been substantially revised to reflect the implementation of the Care Act 2014, changes to the Mental Health Act 1983 and revised Code of Practice, new Court of Protection Rules, and significant new case-law.
Community Care Law and Local Authority Handbook will be a valuable tool for local authority solicitors, solicitors in private practice and barristers dealing with community care, mental health and capacity issues, court of protection, elder law and public child law matters. Social workers and healthcare professionals will also find this handbook a useful desktop companion.
- Mental Health Act
- Capacity and the Court of Protection
- Assessing Needs
- Provision of Accommodation
- Local Authority Duty towards Younger People and Disabled Children
- Finance and Charging
- Health and Social Care
- Social Housing
- Asylum Support
"It is particularly useful for outlining how the Care Act impacts across a very broad range of local authority functions and duties. The book has been on my shelf for a couple of weeks now, and I have already found myself raiding it for relevant information (and usually finding it) ... a very useful addition to the bookshelves ..."mentalcapacitylawandpolicy.org.ukRead the full reviewREVIEWS OF PREVIOUS EDITIONS
"As a busy practitioner, Community Care Law and Local Authority Handbook will never be far from my desk and it is already a well-thumbed resource for initial advice."Jenny McCabe Partner, Darbys LLP, Oxford
"a boon to busy barristers ... Here in one handy and portable volume of over five-hundred pages, all the diverse statutory materials that go to make up the legal framework are brought together ... as a guide through what has been referred to as 'the legislative maze' of community law, the book works superlativley well! ... If you seek information or insight from within the tangled web of community law, this book is where you know you can find it."
For the full review click hereThe Bill of Middlesex (Official magazine of Middlesex Law Society) Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond, Green Chambers
"It is heartening to find a book that encompasses many of the key areas so concisely ... easy reference, readable, useful resource and desktop companion ... ideal purchase ... achieves its aim of being a concise guide for lawyers and non lawyers"INDEPENDENT LAWYER
"essential reference sources for "head office" use for groups of care homes and those advising them"CARING TIMES
"a boon to busy barristers......Here in one handy and portable volume of over five-hundred pages, all the diverse statutory materials that go to make up the legal framework are brought together.....as a guide through what has been referredto as 'the legislative maze' of community law, the book works superlativley well!....If you seek information or insight from within the tangled web of community law, this book is where you know you can find it."
For the full review click hereSir Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond, Green Chambers
For one work to attempt to describe the detail of the law and practice relating to disabled and vulnerable adults and children, mental health, community care, health and social care, capacity, accommodation and finance is a very significant endeavour. The authors have brought to this work both significant professional experience and an admirable dedication. The result is a work of scholarly detail, analytical erudition and practical application that is a real pleasure to use. Both lawyers and social and health care professionals will find this updated handbook an invaluable reference tool, a tutorial that sets out first principles but then develops the detail necessary for even the most complex problems and a step-by-step guide to the concepts that need to be considered.
With the extensive developments that have taken place since the commencement of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Rules and Guidance that accompany it, and the commencement of the Care Act 2014, there could not have been a better time to review the law in this area. The handbook guides the reader through the up-to-date legislative concepts and principles that are the foundation of the statutory codes in each of the fields of study, giving detailed case-law examples and citations. The interrelationship between those codes and their occasional lacuna and dysfunctions are analysed and commented upon.
This third edition is a timely and admirable contribution to what has previously been too disparate a field of study and is both very welcome and necessary.
Lord Justice Ernest Ryder
Royal Courts of Justice
Simon Burrows, Barrister, Kings Chambers
Adam Fullwood, Barrister, Kings Chambers
Arianna Kelly, Barrister, Kings Chambers
Eliza Sharron, Barrister, Deans Court Chambers
With an Foreword by The Hon Mr Justice Ryder
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