Law: The Elderly and the Law
Autumn Term ONLY
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.
Fortnightly on Sept 28; Oct 12, 26; Nov 9, 23; Dec 7.
N.B. If there is any interest, the course can be repeated.