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Legal Information Briefings

Legal information briefings are directed towards advisers and others who support social security claimants...

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults –the Vetting and Barring Process and Regulated Activity - the current position (September 2018)

This legal information briefing examines the current vetting and barring scheme which operates to prevent unsuitable persons from working with vulnerable adults. The briefing should be read in conjunction with LCNI Briefing No. 26 which can also be found below.

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The duty to assess needs– the statutory and administrative framework (August 2018)

This legal information briefing examines the extent of the obligations on HSC Trusts to carry out an assessment of need. (Please see LCNI Information Briefing No 32 with regards to the duty owed to informal carers).

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Financing residential care: jointly owned property (August 2018)

This legal information briefing will examine the treatment of jointly owned property during a financial assessment resulting from a decision that a person (the resident) requires permanent placement in a residential care or nursing home.

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Personal and Public Involvement: Duties of Health & Social Care Trusts (December 2017)

This legal information briefing examines the law and guidance governing the concept of Personal and Public Involvement in Northern Ireland. In this context it considers the duties of Health & Social Care Trusts to involve health and social care service users, informal carers and the wider public in decisions about the planning, commissioning, delivery and evaluation of health and social care services and the equivalent rights of individuals and local communities to be involved in such decisions.

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NHS Continuing Healthcare: provision across the UK (March 2017)

This briefing examines the issue of NHS Continuing Healthcare, its availability across the various UK regions and the legal framework governing accessibility to this service within England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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