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2(1)A local social services authority may, with the Secretary of State’s approval, and to such extent as he may direct shall, make arrangements for the purpose of the prevention of illness and for the care of persons suffering from illness and for the after-care of persons who have been so suffering and in particular for—E+W+S

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(b)the provision, for persons whose care is undertaken with a view to preventing them from becoming ill, persons suffering from illness, and persons who have been so suffering, of centres or other facilities for training them or keeping them suitably occupied and the equipment and maintenance of such centres;

(c)the provision, for the benefit of such persons as are mentioned in paragraph (b) above, of ancillary or supplemental services; and

[F2(d)for the exercise of the functions of the authority in respect of persons suffering from mental disorder who are received into guardianship under Part II or III of the M1Mental Health Act 1983 (whether the guardianship of the local social services authority or of other persons).]

Such an authority shall neither have the power nor be subject to a duty to make under this paragraph arrangements to provide facilities for any of the purposes mentioned in section 15(1) of the M2Disabled Persons (Employment) Act 1944.

(2)No arrangements under this paragraph shall provide for the payment of money to persons for whose benefit they are made except—

(a)in so far as they may provide for the remuneration of such persons engaged in suitable work in accordance with the arrangements; F3 . . .

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of such amounts as the local social services authority think fit in respect of their occasional personal expenses where it appears to that authority that no such payment would otherwise be made.

[F4(2A)No arrangements under this paragraph may be given effect to in relation to a person to whom section 115 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (exclusion from benefits) applies solely—

(a)because he is destitute; or

(b)because of the physical effects, or anticipated physical effects, of his being destitute.

(2B)Subsections (3) and (5) to (8) of section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, and paragraph 2 of Schedule 8 to that Act, apply for the purposes of subsection (2A) as they apply for the purposes of that section, but for the references in subsections (5) and (7) of that section and in that paragraph to the Secretary of State substitute references to a local social services authority.]

(3)The Secretary of State may make regulations as to the conduct of premises in which, in pursuance of arrangements made under this paragraph, are provided for persons whose care is undertaken with a view to preventing them from becoming sufferers from mental disorder within the meaning of [F5that Act of 1983] or who are, or have been, so suffering, [F6. . .] facilities for training them or keeping them suitably occupied.

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[F8F9(4A)This paragraph does not apply in relation to persons under the age of 18.]

[F8(4AA)No authority is authorised or may be required under this paragraph to provide residential accommodation for any person.]

(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F10

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F4Sch. 8 para. (2A)(2B) inserted (6.12.1999) by 1999 c. 33, ss. 117(2), 169(2), Sch. 15 para. 9; S.I. 1999/3190, art. 2, Sch.

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