Community Care Practice and the Law

Community Care Practice and the Law

by Michael Mandelstam


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843106913
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 10/15/2008
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Michael Mandelstam has worked independently for thirteen years providing legal training, advice and consultancy to local authorities, the NHS and voluntary organisations. Prior to this, he worked at the Disabled Living Foundation, a national voluntary organisation, before moving to the Social Services Inspectorate at the Department of Health. He holds postgraduate qualifications in law, information studies and the history of science and medicine. He has written a number of other books, including Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the Law and Manual Handling in Health and Social Care: An A to Z of Law and Practice, also by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction, overview, underlying themes, remedies. 1.Introduction. 2. Overview of community care. 3. Underlying themes. 4. Non-judicial remedies. 5. Judicial remedies. Part II. Social services assessment and provision of services. 6. Social services assessment: referral and eligibility. 7. Reassessing, withdrawing services and waiting. 8. Care plans and provision of services. 9. Residential accommodation. 10. Charging for residential accommodation. 11. Non-residential services. 12. Charging for non-residential services. 13. Direct payments, carers, families with children in need, etc. 14. Asylum seekers and other people subject to immigration control. 15. Residence and eligibility for services. Part III. Housing, home adaptations and the NHS. 16. Housing and home adaptations. 17. National Health Service provision. 18. NHS continuing health care. 19. Joint working between local authorities and the NHS. Part IV. Decision-making capacity, safeguarding adults. 20. Mental capacity. 21. Protecting and safeguarding vulnerable adults. References. Index.

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