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This programme is a half day course intended for those with a good working knowledge of the Care Act and understanding of the key duties and principles, in relation to assessment, eligibility and care and support planning. It will include a refresher of the key duties and principles followed by a detailed examination of case law and Ombudsman cases. The training is supported by a comprehensive workbook comprising all slides, many with additional notes, plus relevant case studies, a list of strengths based questions and Ombudsman cases/Judicial Reviews. The course will cover the person with care and support needs and carers equally throughout the session. The programme will include a refresh of the core principles of wellbeing, the strengths based approach and personal outcomes, the key duties of Prevention, Information and Advice and Advocacy and Assessment, including how involvement can be maximised. The emphasis will be on the application of the law in relation to these duties/principles and the learning derived from various judicial judgements. Exercises will include one quiz on assessment which reinforce some key statements in the Care Act Guidance. The eligibility section covers the 3 stage test for eligibility, focusing on significant impact. It includes a selection of Ombudsman cases in relation to specific eligibility outcomes, working through specific and recent Ombudsmen cases and considering the learning drawn from these and identifying key sections from the Care Act Guidance in relation to the consideration of finances.

Who is Advanced Care Act (2014) aimed at?

Those with a good working knowledge of the Care Act

Course Length

a half day

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course delagtes will be able to:-

  • Recall the key principles and duties of the Care Act relating to wellbeing and assessment and advocacy
  • Highlight the key aspects arising from the Prevention and Information and Advice duties, ensuring an emphasis on early resolution and pausing the assessment 
  • Ensuring a strengths based approach is adopted throughout their involvement with the person/carer and that they continue to increase their use of diverse and varied strengths based questions
  • Demonstrate that all aspects related to involving the person as fully as possible have been explored
  • Identify key sections from the Care Act Guidance in relation to the consideration of finances
  • Understand and adopt the minimum eligibility threshold for the person with care and support needs/carer, strengthen understanding of the term significant impact and review Ombudsman decisions in relation to specific eligibility outcomes
  • Ensure that clear evidence to substantiate the eligibility decision is included in all assessments
  • Understand the key principles of support planning options and Public Law principles
  • Continue to adopt and expand the use of highly creative solutions in care and support planning
  • Draw learning from a range of Ombudsman cases and Judicial Reviews 


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