Keeping abreast of Adult Social Care Law

In the report there is much reflection on the changes that have occurred as a result of the Care Act with discussions around Provider rates; lawful cuts; unlawful cuts; advocacy entitlement; legal challenges; carer's rights and charges.

There are several interesting points made about how social workers have become gatekeepers, being the decision makers on assessment and eligibility, and how those decisions can only be as good as the training and information received by the person making the decision. The seminar also highlighted how those who depend on the state are often those who have no one to help them, and also frequently have limited or no mental capacity.

The article really highlighted the potential difficulties in a world where social care is not as popular as the NHS, and therefore is seen as less important by politicians.