Care home in Kent gives families 10 hours notice of closure

Berkeley House in Kent looked after adults with severe learning difficulties and autism but, five weeks ago, its operator suddenly decided it could no longer provide safe care and families were informed at 7.30am that their loved ones would have to leave by 5pm, a move branded “inhumane” by one family.   Read the full […]

First Rescare Forum Weds 18th November, 10:00 am

Forum Topic: Access to family member during Covid restrictions Join us for our first Forum on November 18th! Just contact our office on office@rescare.org.uk to save your place. The Forum will be delivered by Zoom and we will send you an email with details of how to join before the session. These sessions are free to […]

History of Legislation on Disability

Note: The following article is awaiting update on legislation enacted after 2012. For information on the most recently enacted legislation, i.e. The Children and Families Act 2014 and  The Care Act 2014, please see the individual articles under the ‘Legislation & Policies’ menu, or follow the links at the end of this article.

Rescare Guide to Learning Disability and Work Related Benefits

To accompany our Guide to the Care Act – recently posted to the Legislation & Policies section of our website, after first being published in 2015 editions of our newsletter Resnews – we have decided to publish other ‘user guides’ first published in Resnews during 2015. This guide appeared in Resnews 2015.3.  Note one of […]

Rescare Guide to Personal Budgets (published in Resnews 2014.4)

To accompany our Guide to the Care Act – recently posted to the Legislation & Policies section of our website, after first being published in 2015 editions of our newsletter Resnews – we have decided to publish other ‘user guides’ first published in Resnews during 2015. This guide appeared in Resnews 2015.4. Note one of […]

The Care Act 2014 – A User Guide

  This ‘User Guide’ to the Care Act 2014 appeared in four parts in consecutive editions of Resnews 2015-16. (Resnews is the quarterly newsletter to our members). The Guide was generally well-received, and we publish it here in the hope that it will inform and help a wider audience. The Care Act – What will […]

The Care Act 2014

The Care Act 2014 was enacted in 2014. As of April 2015, the Act and supporting guidance place a series of new duties and responsibilities on local authorities about care and support for adults. The Act has been described as the most significant legislative change affecting care provision ‘in the last 60 years’ or ‘since […]

Health and Social Care Act 2012

The Health and Social Care Act 2012, enacted on 27th March, is the most extensive reorganisation of the structure of the National Health Service in England to date. It proposes the abolition of NHS primary care trusts (PCTs) and Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs). Thereafter, £60 to £80 billion of “commissioning”, or health care funds, would […]