The Care Act – will ambiguous wording lead to more judicial reviews?

The Care Act – will ambiguous wording lead to more

judicial reviews?

The Care Act Regulations and Guidance have now been finalised.

Belinda Schwehr has been scrutinising the small print.

 

 

Two significant areas are affected by the changes – eligibility for care and direct payments.

 

Eligibility criteria

Ability with regard to the activity of ‘cleaning and maintenance of one’s home’ has been re-worded to ‘maintaining a habitable home environment’.

 

I think this connotes a far greater degree of insanitariness before a council would consider a person’s inability . . .

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