Webinar – Capital assets post-CRAG: Property Disregards and the Care Act 2014


SFE webinar series 2017 – webinar 4

Recorded 25 May 2017 

Speaker: Chloe Scarr

Venue: online

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Course content:

An update on the Care Act 2014’s Care & Support Statutory Guidance and the remaining relevant sections from CRAG; to advise on and legitimately protect your client’s capital assets in a paying for care context. A review of property disregards, an in-depth analysis of the thorny issue of how Social Services assess the value of a jointly beneficially owned property in a paying for care context and a brief overview of the alternative sources of funding to avoid negligence action from disappointed beneficiaries. For professional deputies and attorneys, to ensure compliance with the OPG Deputy Standards.

  • The legal context
  • When shouldn’t your client pay for care at all?
  • Which assets should Social Services ignore?
  • Other sources of funding which may preserve assets

About the speaker

 Chloe Smith is an experienced community care law associate solicitor and leads martin searle solicitors’ services for Professional Deputies. In addition to undertaking case work for clients, their families and carers, Chloe also offers case work support to professional Deputies and Attorneys and private client solicitors. In October 2016, martin searle solicitors won the Law Society Excellence Award for Excellence in Business Development for their Service for Professional Deputies. Chloe runs community care law training courses for other law firms, charities and for a leading provider of accredited CPD seminars. Chloe is involved in the firm’s local community engagement work and runs free legal advice clinics with local charities. Chloe’s specialisms include: Planning and Paying for Care; Services for Professional Deputies; Mental Capacity Law; Social Services disputes over care plans and care provision under the Care Act 2014; Safe discharge from hospital; NHS Continuing Healthcare funded cases; Personal Health Budgets and Direct Payments.