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Bloomsburry Family law


What is the new guidance on domiciliary charges likely to mean for your clients?

Charging for home and day care has been an issue largely managed by local authorities, which widely varied their charging policy according to their own view of ‘reasonable’ charges. The recent Department of Health guidance hopes to remedy this situation by providing a uniform framework for future care. Pauline Thompson, policy officer of community care finance at Age Concern, summarises the guidance and assesses its implications for your clients.

The treatment of capital: disregards

In the second of three articles, Alan Robinson, of Legal and Welfare Rights Training continues his discussion on the effect of capital on entitlement to income based benefits. Here, he considers what capital is disregarded and when.