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This programme is a half day course which will be a refresher of the key principles and duties of the Care Act 2014, in relation to assessment, eligibility and care and support planning. The training is supported by a comprehensive workbook comprising all slides, many with additional notes, plus case studies and a list of suggested Strengths Based Questions. The course will cover the person with care and support needs and carers equally throughout the day. The Programme The programme covers a refresher 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. Exercises include one quiz on assessment and a case study to reinforce using a diverse range of strengths based questions and the importance of identifying the person/carer’s personal outcomes. The eligibility section covers the 3 stage test for eligibility, focusing on significant impact. It includes unpicking a sample of the eligibility outcomes, working through specific and recent Ombudsmen cases and considering what questions need to be addressed. This section concludes with a brief overview of the elements of accurate recording, professional opinion and providing evidence. The remainder of the session will cover the duties of Care and Support Planning through completing a quiz, understanding support options and the range of ways a Personal Budget can be taken, including how Direct Payments can be used, the three key principles (transparency, sufficiency and timeliness), Public Law Principles and adopting creative solutions through reference to the case study from the morning session.

Who is The Care Act (2014) Refresher aimed at?

Adult social care staff who need a refresher in the care act

Course Length

a half day

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this half day programme, delegates will be able to:-

  • Recall the key principles of the Care Act and the duties and powers relating to assessment and identify the nine aspects of wellbeing
  • Highlight the key aspects arising from the Prevention and Information and Advice duties, emphasising the importance of early resolution and pausing the assessment and the Advocacy duty
  • Expand on their use and range of strengths-based questions
  • Demonstrate that all aspects related to involving the person as fully as possible have been explored
  • Understand and adopt the minimum eligibility threshold for the person with care and support needs/carer and strengthen understanding of the term significant impact
  • Ensure that clear evidence to substantiate the eligibility decision is included in all assessments
  • Understand support options, explore the range of ways needs can be met and the different ways a Personal Budget can be taken and how Direct Payments can be used and ensure the three key principles of the Personal Budget are adhered to
  • Continue to adopt creative solutions in care and support planning

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