Paying for Care and The Care Act

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Course Overview

The Care Act received royal assent on 14 May 2014 and has been described as ‘the most significant reform of care and support in more than 60 years’. Not only does it aim to increase transparency and improve the quality of care, it will ensure that those who require care have control over the support which they and their carers receive.

One of the biggest concerns identified and addressed by the Care Act 2014 is how people will pay for care. Until recently clients have been faced with the prospect of losing their savings and even their homes in order pay for the care they require. The Act will introduce a limit on the amount that someone must pay towards the cost of their care and this course will discuss how the Act will operate in practice and how best to advise your clients regarding paying for the care they require.

During this course experienced lecturer Caroline Bielanska will discuss the following topics:

  • Staying Put - England & Wales
  • State Support at Home
  • Moving into a Care Home – Renting the Property, Negotiating the Care Contract, State Funding, Resident Contributions
  • Self Funding and State Support
  • Disregarded Assets

What are the requirements?

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Know what help is available for clients who wish to stay in their own home and be able to advise them accordingly
    • Feel confident when advising clients on how to maximise income, reduce expenditure and utilise free support
    • Be familiar with The Care Act 2013 and how this will work in practice when it comes in to force in April 2015
    • Be familiar with how The Care Act 2013 will operate in April 2016


What is the target audience?

  • Private client practitioners



About Instructor - Caroline Bielanska

Caroline is the former Chief Executive and former Chair of Solicitors for the Elderly, an organisation she helped to found in 1999. She lectures regularly  and is well known in her specialist field, advising older and vulnerable adults who have limited physical and/or mental capacity.

Caroline has a national media profile, and is a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4’s Money Box Live and regularly interviewed in for TV, radio, magazines and national press.

Course Curriculum

recorded webinars

  • Webinar


  • Slides
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