LEGAL LEARNING SESSION: The Care Act: wellbeing and human rights

10/13/2021 14:15 - 15:15

Six years after the introduction of the Care Act, case law has continued to develop and emerge on the meaning of the wellbeing principle, and how its application shapes legal duties to people with needs for care and support. Courts have also repeatedly been called upon to consider the scope of duties to people who can only receive support where it is necessary to prevent a breach of their human rights.

This session will discuss trends in case law and consider their impact on local authority process and practice, with a particular focus on:

  • How the wellbeing principle shapes the legal duties owed to people with needs for care and support.
  • How should consideration be given to providing care and support to a person whose needs assessment is pending.
  • What consideration of human rights is necessary where a person is not eligible for care and support under the Care Act.
SPECIAL 2-WEEK OPENING OFFER: To welcome back everyone to our event in person this year, and as a thank you for all the support we received at our virtual event last year, we are offering a special price of only £19 +VAT for each legal session.

This offer will end on 29 June 2021, after which the price will go up to our early bird discount rate of £24 +VAT, which runs until 31 August 2021.

From 1 September 2021, our standard rate, £29 +VAT, will apply for pre-event bookings. If tickets are available at the event, these will be charged at the on-site rate of £35 +VAT.

Arianna Kelly, barrister, 39 Essex Chambers