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Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

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57Cases where a person expresses preference for particular accommodation

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(1)Regulations may provide that where—

(a)a local authority is going to meet needs under sections 35 to 38 or sections 40 to 45 by providing or arranging for the provision of accommodation of a specified type for a person,

(b)the person concerned, or a person of a specified description, expresses a preference for particular accommodation of that type, and

(c)specified conditions are met,

the local authority must provide or arrange for the provision of the preferred accommodation.

(2)The regulations may require the person concerned or a person of a specified description to pay some or all of the additional cost (if any) of the preferred accommodation in specified cases or circumstances.

(3)In subsection (2) “additional cost” means the difference between—

(a)the cost of providing or arranging the provision of the preferred accommodation, and

(b)the cost that the local authority would usually expect to incur in providing or arranging the provision of suitable accommodation of that type to meet the needs of the person concerned.

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