Law: The Elderly and the Law

Class Details

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.

Class Co-ordinators

Gillian Korgaonkar

Frequency & Time

Fortnightly on Thursdays, 11:40 - 12:40


Room 1.22