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Care Act Review

Care Act Review

Irwin Mitchell is hosting a series of seminars that are taking place throughout the Country to provide practical guidance for carers, charities and carer support organisations, financial deputies and independent mental capacity advocates on the key adult social care changes from April 1 2015.

The Care Act 2014 has been billed as the most important piece of social care legislation to come into force for the past 20 years. It reforms and consolidates all existing law relating to adult social care.

The majority of the Act will come into force on 1 April 2015, including new duties relating to assessments, and the “wellbeing principle”. Most of the financial reforms, including new financial thresholds for self-funded care and the ‘care cap’ are expected to come into force in April 2016.

Our informative seminar will discuss the implications of the Act itself, along with discussion around the new Regulations and Statutory Guidance, which provide further information on how social care will be provided to adults going forwards. This will include:

  • Local authorities’ new general responsibilities, including the new well-being principle
  • The assessment and eligibility process – what changes and what stays the same?
  • Carers’ rights
  • Transitional arrangements for children approaching adulthood
  • The new advocacy duties
  • Charging, deferred payments and the new cap on care costs
  • Safeguarding adults from abuse and neglect

Seminars will run on the following dates:

Dates & Venues Speakers
Liverpool Crowne Plaza
11 May 2015

09:00am - 1:00pm
Saint Nicholas Place
Princes Dock
L3 1QW

Exeter Racecourse
11 May 2015
10:30am - 2:30pm

Mathieu Culverhouse, Associate, Irwin Mitchell
Adam Fullwood, Barrister, Kings Chambers

Polly Sweeney, Irwin Mitchell
Rhys Hadden, Barrister, Guildhall Chambers

Irwin Mirchell Office - London
13 May 2015

09:30am – 1:30pm
40 Holborn Viaduct 
Alex Rook, Irwin Mitchell
Jonathan Auburn, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers

Irwin Mitchell Office - Newcastle
14 May 2015
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Wellbar Central 
36 Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne
Mathieu Culverhouse, Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell Office - Sheffield
18 May 2015
09:30am - 1:30pm
2 Millsands
Riverside East
S3 8DT
Yogi Amin, Irwin Mitchell
Jonathan Auburn, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers

Duxford Imperial War Museum
8 July 2015
09:00am – 1:00pm
CB22 4QR

Caroline Barrett, Solicitor, Irwin Mitchell
Jonathan Auburn, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers

Further information on the Care Act can be found here.

To reserve your place or for more information please contact Amy Coates, amy.coates@irwinmitchell.com

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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