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Ordinary residence: determining local authority responsibilities under Care Act and Mental Health Act

 

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Ordinary residence: determining local authority responsibilities under Care Act and Mental Health Act

The Transforming Care programme has commissioned a guide on ordinary residence to improve services for children, young people and adults with a learning disability and autism, and to reduce the number of people in inpatient settings.

The guide is applicable to all adults, whose care is commissioned in an area that is different from where they hold ordinary residence, including those whose services are governed by the Mental Health Act. It is aimed at supporting partners to understand and apply the concepts of ordinary residence – in particular, recognising that many of the people supported have experienced complex care and support arrangements, over a number of years, in different geographical areas and where guidance and policy may have changed during this time.