Community Care and the Law

Star rating: 5/5.

By Luke Clements.
Legal Action Group
ISBN 1903307198

This essential guide for anyone working in community care provides
an informative view for students through to experienced
practitioners, and should have a prominent place on any manager’s
bookshelf, writes Mark Caldecott.

Although expecting a complex and difficult essay, I found a
well-ordered and readable style which dealt with the complex issues
while offering a working tool for practice. Luke Clements has
provided clear tables of statute, cases, statutory instruments and
all the other bits that underpin our daily working lives. The index
is also straightforward, making information quick to find.

The test of any legislative guidance is how well it answers the
questions that test the practitioner. Here we have informative
chapters on ordinary residence, care home accommodation, and NHS
responsibilities for community care services.

Other wide-ranging chapters have concise introductions and clear
headings. The appendices give key information for legislation,
regulation and precedent, and flow diagrams show the links between
practice and guidance.

This book is a must for every manager and practitioner working in
the field.

Mark Caldecott is manager, older persons’ care management

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