Luke Clements

Luke Clements is the Cerebra Professor of Law at Leeds University and is a solicitor.

Lecture Series

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 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.

In addition to the ‘further links’ listed in the right hand column – articles concerning the assessment process and recent developments can be found in the ‘resources’ page of this web site – and possibly the ‘what’s new’ section. The resource page includes links to precedent letters and details of the law concerning panels etc.

Lecture 2

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.

In addition to the ‘further links’ listed in the right hand column – articles concerning Care and Support Planning and recent developments can be found in the ‘resources’ page of this web site – and possibly the ‘what’s new’ section.  The resource page includes links to precedent letters and details of how to challenge reductions in care.

Lecture 3

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.

Lecture 4

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.

 

 

 

Lecture 1 further links

Assessments and the Law

from Community Care & the Law Chapter 3 Luke Clements & Pauline Thompson (Legal Action 2011) [click on ‘Download sample chapter’]

Assessments and Disabled Children

from Disabled Children: a Legal Handbook chapter 3 Steve Broach, Luke Clements & Janet Read (Legal Action Group) paras 3.30 – 3.46.

Carers Assessments

from Carers and their Rights – the law relating to carers chapter 5 Luke Clements (Carers UK 2015).

 

Lecture 2 further links

Care & Support Planning and Disabled Children

from Disabled Children: a Legal Handbook chapter 3 Steve Broach, Luke Clements & Janet Read (Legal Action Group) paras 3.47 – 3.143

Carers and Support Services

from Carers and their Rights – the law relating to carers chapter 6 Luke Clements (Carers UK 2015)

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Lecture 3 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 Alzheimer’s Disease Society, by Age UK and by the Spinal Injuries Association.

Lecture 4 further links

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