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Community Care and the Law
Luke Clements
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Sixth edition |  April 2017  | 1024pp
ISBN: Pb 978 1 908407 82 5

Community Care and the Law is the leading text for lawyers, policy-makers, local authority and voluntary sector advisers and carers. The book presents this complex area of law with clarity but without over-simplification. It provides a detailed route map through the law and offers practical guidance on how it impacts on procedures and services.

'This gem of a book ... sets out everything you could possibly want to know 'This gem about community care law and practice (and much that you didn't know existed) ... I would urge you to buy this book.'Mind

'... an indispensable guide for those working in the field of community care.' Adviser

'This is a key text for lawyers, advisers, local authorities and charities working in the field of community care. It provides essential information about social service functions and regulatory regimes.' Child Right

Community Care and the Law is the pre-eminent legal text on adult social care law. Its contributors are leading experts in the field and the lead author, Professor Luke Clements, was the expert adviser to the Parliamentary Committee that scrutinised the Bill that became the Care Act 2014.

The sixth edition has involved a comprehensive revision of this established text to provide an up-to-date analysis of the law relating to the rights of adults in need and carers in England.

There is a comprehensive coverage of local authority duties and powers, to adults in need and to carers - including assessments, care planning, ordinary residence, care and support services, direct payments, NHS responsibilities, housing, safeguarding and the rights of asylum-seekers.  The remedies chapter has a step by step guide to complaints, ombudsman and judicial review procedures.

Contents include:

• The statutory scheme, the well-being duty and other cross cutting obligations • Assessments, care planning and care services • Ordinary residence • Charging • Direct payments • NHS Continuing Healthcare, hospital discharge and intermediate care • Mental capacity • Housing • Group specific care and support duties for: older people, people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health difficulties, substance misuse, sensory impairments and prisoners • People subject to immigration controls • The regulation of care • Safeguarding • Remedies

Community Care and the Law contains extensive cross referencing for easy navigation.  The appendices include the text of the key provisions of the Care Act 2014 and other relevant legislation

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Luke Clements is the Cerebra Professor of Law at Leeds University and also a solicitor with Scott-Moncrieff & Associates Ltd. He has helped draft and promote a number of parliamentary bills aimed at improving the rights of people experiencing social exclusion and was the special adviser to the Parliamentary Committee that scrutinised the draft Bill that resulted in the Care Act 2014. Luke has written widely; his books (jointly written) include: Disabled Children: A Legal Handbook (Legal Action Group, 2016) and Carers and their Rights (Carers UK, 2016).

Contributors to this edition: Karen Ashton, Simon Garlick, Carolyn Goodall, Jean Gould, Edward Mitchell and Alison Pickup

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