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Quick Guide to Community Care Practice and the Law By Michael Mandelstam

Quick Guide to Community Care Practice and the Law by Michael Mandelstam

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This short guide cuts through the confusing mass of legislation to provide a concise and jargon-free explanation of current community care practice and the law. It is an essential resource for busy practitioners at all levels as well as managers in both the statutory and voluntary sectors, and policy-makers in local authorities and the NHS.

Quick Guide to Community Care Practice and the Law Summary

Quick Guide to Community Care Practice and the Law by Michael Mandelstam

This short guide cuts through the confusing mass of legislation to provide a concise and jargon-free explanation of current community care practice and the law.

In clear and simple language, it explains the legislation directly relevant to practitioners, including: rules about how people in need get an assessment from local authorities; the assessment of need itself; eligibility for actually getting a service (and the "fair access to care" policy); charging for services; ordinary residence; topping up of care home fees; assessing informal carers; and the rules about asylum seekers. It provides an overview and analysis of high profile issues such as direct payments, personal budgets and the policy of personalisation and National Health Service provision, including the vexed issue of NHS continuing health care. It also highlights the duties placed on local authorities and the NHS, the various tensions underlying community care, and the consequent shortcuts - both lawful and unlawful - that local authorities and the NHS feel obliged to take.

Quick Guide to Community Care Practice and the Law is an essential resource for busy practitioners at all levels as well as managers in both the statutory and voluntary sectors, policy-makers in local authorities and the NHS, advocates, lawyers and social work students.

Quick Guide to Community Care Practice and the Law Reviews

Weaving thorough the complexities of health and social care provision - particularly funding - is a path that many community nurses and social workers will be familiar with. This book, although brief, sets out the key issues in Mandelstam's succinct, clear and robust style. By his own admission, it cannot cover everything but it does make an admirable attempt to clarify key topics such as continuing care through to asylum and immigration. -- Journal of Community Nursing

About Michael Mandelstam

Michael Mandelstam has worked independently for thirteen years providing legal training, advice and consultancy to local authorities, the NHS and voluntary organisations. Previously, 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. Michael is the author of Community Care Practice and the Law (4th edition), Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the Law, and Manual Handling in Health and Social Care: An A to Z of Law and Practice all published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. How Community Care Law and Practice Works. 3. When Things Go Wrong. 4. Getting a Community Care Assessment and Getting Services. 5. Community Care Services: Care Homes. 6. Community Care Services: Help in People's Own Homes. 7. Informal Carers. 8. Direct Payments: Giving People Money. 9. Personalisation and Safeguarding. 10. Asylum and Immigration. 11. Ordinary Residence. 12. Home Adaptations. 13. National Health Service. 14. Continuing NHS Health Care. 15. Mental Capacity, Human Rights, Disability Discrimination. 16. Health and Safety at Work Legislation, and the Law of Negligence. Index.

Additional information

GOR005034265
Quick Guide to Community Care Practice and the Law by Michael Mandelstam
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
2010-03-15
192
184905083X
9781849050838
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