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Social Care Law Lecture Series

The materials on this page provide an introduction to social care law principles, procedures and rights.  The intention is that the materials will build into a basic education programme for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the legal rights of disabled people (adults and children), older people and unpaid carers to social care support services.

Lecture 1

Assessing the support needs of disabled children and their families
This lecture – divided into seven separate sections –  explains the process by which children’s services in England should assess the support needs of disabled children and their families. The lecture has been commissioned by Full of Life a wonderful charity that provides information and support to families living within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

 

Lecture 2

Assessing the social care needs of disabled children with autism
This lecture considers the legal duties that children’s services in England have when they are asked to assess the social care needs of disabled children with autism and the problems many families experience when councils have policies that discriminate against children with autism in the assessment process.

 

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Lecture 3

Assessing Social Care Needs

An introductory lecture explaining the legal duties on local authorities to assess the needs of disabled adults and children, older people and unpaid carers for social care services.  The lecture was made before the enactment of the Care Act 2014 but much of the material remains relevant.  It will be updated in due course. updated in due course.

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Lecture 4

Care and Support Planning

An introductory lecture explaining the legal duties on local authorities to provide support services and/or direct payments to meet the assessed needs of disabled adults and children, older people and unpaid carers.  The lecture was made before the enactment of the Care Act 2014 but much of the material remains relevant.  It will be updated in due course.

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Lecture 5

NHS Continuing Care and the Law

An introductory lecture concerning eligibility for NHS Continuing Care funding.

In addition to the ‘further links’ listed in the right hand column – articles concerning the NHS Continuing Care and the Law  and recent developments can be found in the ‘resources’ page of this web site – and possibly the ‘what’s new’ section.

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Lecture 6

The rights of carers: caring as a human right

A lecture delivered to the International Alliance of Carer Organisations (IACO) in Helsinki in June 2014.

In addition to the ‘further links’ listed in the right hand column – ‘carer’ related articles and recent developments can be found in the ‘resources’ page of this web site – and possibly the ‘what’s new’ section.

 

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Lecture 1 further links

Care & Support Planning and Disabled Children

Disabled Children: a Legal Handbook chapter 3 Steve Broach & Luke Clements (Legal Action Group 2020)

 

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Lecture 2 further links

Unlawful restrictions on the rights of disabled children with autism to social care needs assessments

Research report by  the Disability Law Service, The Cerebra Legal Entitlements and Problem-solving Project at the School of Law, Leeds University and the BBC.

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Lecture 3 further links

Assessments and the Law

An overview guide to the Care Act 2014 can be accessed by clicking here and greater detail concerning the assessment and determination of eligiblity under the CareAct 2014 can be found in Luke Clements Community Care & the Law (Legal Action 2019) chapters 3 and 4.

 

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Lecture 4 further links

An overview guide to the Care Act 2014 can be accessed by clicking here and greater detail concerning the care planning duties on social servives under the Care Act 2014 can be found in Luke Clements Community Care & the Law (Legal Action 2019) chapter 5.

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Lecture 5 further links

NHS Continuing Care Guides

PowerPoint files outlining NHS Continuing Care law in England and Wales can be accessed on this site under the ‘Resources’ tab.  Excellent guides have also been  produced by the Continuing Healthcare Alliance, by the Alzheimer’s Society, and by Age UK.

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Lecture 6 further links

Carers and their Rights

See also Carers and their Rights – the law relating to carers Luke Clements (2018) and Does your carer take sugar? Luke Clements (2013)

For a series of interviews with leaders of carer organisations around the globe discussing a variety of carer related topic can be accessed at – click here

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