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Social care - charging for assessed needs Power

Local authorities may charge (under Section 14 of the Care Act) for meeting needs under sections 18 to 20 of the Act, but must provide community equipment (aids and minor adaptations) and, for the first 6 weeks only, intermediate care and reablement support services; services for adults suffering from variant Creutzfield-Jakob disease free of charge. LAs may charge for putting in place arrangements to meet needs, but no more than the costs incurred. LAs may charge and financially assess short-term residents for a period not exceeding 8 weeks – as if they are in receipt of care and support in their own homes. LAs must carry out financial assessments as prescribed
08 Jun 2016
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