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Adult social care in the current health crisis

Friday 3 April 2020

On 3 April 2020, members of the Garden Court Community Care Team held a webinar on  'Adult social care in the current health crisis'

Slides from the webinar can be found here. 

Date: Friday 3 April 2020
Time: 2pm-3:30pm
Venue: Zoom  
Areas of Law: Community Care Law

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The webinar focused on issues arising in adult social care in the current health crisis, providing an introduction to Coronavirus Act 2020 Sch 12 Pt 1 and the guidance issued on 31 March. 

The structure of the webinar was as follows:

Overview - issues in adult social care in the current health crisis and overview of the changes to Care Act 2014 duties under Coronavirus Act 2020 Sch 12 Part 1 – Bethan Harris, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers
Human rights issues – outline of circumstances in which support is necessary to avoid a breach of a person’s human rights – Shu Shin Luh, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers

Statutory considerations - analysis of the circumstances in which the exercise of the powers that are implicit in the Act's legislative scheme (for example the power to reduce the level of care and support provided to a person) might conflict with the object and purpose of the legislation and/or the principles underpinning the Care Act 2014, such as the well-being principle – Connor Johnston, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers
Other issues – examination of residual powers including Localism Act 2010 and implications for particular groups – Tim Baldwin, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers

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