Law and the Elderly

Class Details

Fortnightly on May 12, 26; June 9, 23; July 7


The legal test of capacity and its implications: the rules on when it is in their best interests to deprive someone of their liberty. The advantages of making a Lasting Power of Attorney for Finances and Health and Welfare and/or advance decisions (“living wills”). The role of the Office of the Public Guardian and The Court of Protection. The Care Act 2014: Local Authority’s duties to assess and provide care: how eligibility for social care is determined: what constitutes social care. The Rights of

Carers: safeguarding vulnerable adults. Funding Residential, Community and Health Care and how to challenge the decisions of Local Authorities and the NHS.

Class Co-ordinators

Gillian Korgaonkar

Frequency & Time

Fortnightly on Thursdays, 11.40 - 12.40


Room 1.30