Assessing and supporting adults who have no recourse to public funds (England)
Practice guidance for local authorities
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16 March 2023
1.1 How to use this guidance
1.2 Who has no recourse to public funds?
Introduction to care and support
2.1 Establishing entitlement to care and support
2.2 Effective service delivery
3.1 Does the local authority have a duty to assess need?
3.2 Which local authority is responsible for meeting care and support needs?
3.3 Is emergency accommodation required?
3.4 Is a human rights assessment required?
Eligibility for care and support
4.1 Well-being duty
4.2 Needs assessment
4.3 Care and support eligibility criteria
4.4 Power to meet non-eligible needs
4.5 Exception: needs arising solely from destitution
Meeting needs for care and support
5.1 How care and support needs can be met
5.2 Providing accommodation to meet needs
5.3 Providing subsistence to meet needs
5.4 Care provided by friends and family
5.5 Direct payments
5.6 Financial assessments
6.1 Withdrawing accommodation and financial support provided under the Care Act
7.1 Safeguarding duty
7.2 Victims of domestic abuse and modern slavery
7.3 Meeting accommodation needs
Support for carers
8.1 Duty to provide care and support to a carer
8.2 The carer’s immigration status
9.1 Discharge process
9.2 Discharge planning when a patient has no recourse to public funds
Mental health aftercare
10.1 When can aftercare be provided?
10.2 When can accommodation be provided under section 117?
10.3 Ending aftercare services
11.1 Continuing healthcare
11.2 Funded nursing care
Local authority powers and duties
12.1 Provision of advice and information
12.2 Families with a child under 18
12.3 Care leavers
12.4 Adults without care needs who are homeless
Pathways off support
13.1 Immigration advice
13.2 Immigration pathways
13.3 Access to benefits for EEA nationals
13.4 Working with the Home Office
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