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26 Provision of accommodation in premises maintained by voluntary organisations.E+W

[F1(1)Subject to subsections (1A) and [F2(1C)] below, arrangements under section 21 of this Act may include arrangements made with a voluntary organisation or with any other person who is not a local authority where—

(a)that organisation or person manages premises which provide for reward accommodation falling within subsection (1) (a) or (aa) of that section, and

(b)the arrangements are for the provision of such accommodation in those premises.

[F3(1A)Arrangements must not be made by virtue of this section for the provision of accommodation together with nursing or personal care for persons such as are mentioned in section 3(2) of the Care Standards Act 2000 (care homes) unless—

(a)the accommodation is to be provided, under the arrangements, in a care home (within the meaning of that Act) which is managed by the organisation or person in question; and

(b)that organisation or person is registered under Part II of that Act in respect of the home.]

(1C)Subject to subsection (1D) below, [F4no arrangements may be made by virtue of this section for the provision of accommodation together with nursing]without the consent of such [F5Primary Care Trust or][F6Health Authority] as may be determined in accordance with regulations.

(1D)Subsection (1C) above does not apply to the making by an authority of temporary arrangements for the accommodation of any person as a matter of urgency; but, as soon as practicable after any such temporary arrangements have been made, the authority shall seek the consent required by subsection (1C) above to the making of appropriate arrangements for the accommodation of the person concerned.

(1E)F7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2)Any [F8arrangements made by virtue of F9. . . this section] shall provide for the making by the local authority to [F10the other party thereto] of payments in respect of the accommodation provided at such rates as may be determined by or under the arrangements [F11and subject to subsection (3A) below the local authority shall recover from each person for whom accommodation is provided under the arrangments the amount of the refund which he is liable to make in accordance with the following provisions of this section].

(3)[F12Subject to subsection (3A) below] A person for whom accommodation is provided under any such arrangements shall, in lieu of being liable to make payment therefor in accordance with section twenty-two of this Act, refund to the local authority any payments made in respect of him under the last foregoing subsection:

Provided that where a person for whom accommodation is provided, or proposed to be provided, under any such arrangements satisfies the local athority that he is unable to make a refund at the full rate determined under that subsection, subsections (3) to (5) of section twenty-two of this Act shall, with the necessary modifications, apply as they apply where a person satisfies the local authority of his inability to pay at the standard rate as mentioned in the said subsection (3).

[F13(3A)Where accommodation in any premises is provided for any person under arrangements made by virtue of this section and the local authority, the person concerned and the voluntary organisation or other person managing the premises (in this subsection referred to as “the provider”) agree that this subsection shall apply—

(a)so long as the person concerned makes the payments for which he is liable under paragraph (b) below, he shall not be liable to make any refund under subsection (3) above and the local authority shall not be liable to make any payment under subsection (2) above in respect of the accommodation provided for him;

(b)the person concerned shall be liable to pay to the provider such sums as he would otherwise (under subsection (3) above) be liable to pay by way of refund to the local authority; and

(c)the local authority shall be liable to pay to the provider the difference between the sums paid by virtue of paragraph (b) above and the payments which, but for paragraph (a) above, the authority would be liable to pay under subsection (2) above.]

(4)Subsections [F14(5A),] . . . , (7) and (9) of the said section twenty-two shall, with the necessary modifications, apply for the purposes of the last foregoing subsection as they apply for the purposes of the said section twenty-two.

[F15(4A)Section 21(5) of this Act shall have effect as respects accommodation provided under arrangements made by virtue of this section with the substitution for the reference to the authority managing the premises of a reference to the authority making the arrangements.]

(5) Where in any premises accommodation is being provided under F16. . . this section in accordance with arrangements made by any local authority, any person authorised in that behalf by the authority may at all reasonable times enter and inspect the premises.

F17(6). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(7)In this section the expression “voluntary organisation” includes any association which is a housing association for the purposes of the M1Housing Act, 1936, or the Housing (Scotland) Acts, 1925 to 1946 [F18F19. . . and “exempt body” means an authority or body constituted by an Act of Parliament or incorporated by Royal Charter].]

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E1This version of this provision extends to England and Wales only; a separate version has been created for Scotland only.

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F1S. 26(1)-(1E) substituted (E.W.) (1.4.1993) for s. 26(1)(1A) by Community Care (Residential Accommodation) Act 1992 (c. 49), s. 1(1) (s. 1(2) of which Act repealed s. 42(2) of 1990 c. 19); S.I. 1992/2976, art. 2

F2Words in s. 26(1) substituted (1.4.2002) by Care Standards Act 2000 (c. 14), s. 116, Sch. 4 para. 1(2); S.I. 2001/4150, art. 3(3)(a) (subject to transitional provisions in art. 4 and S.I. 2002/1493, art. 4); S.I. 2002/920, arts. 2, 3 (subject to art. 3(4)-(10) and with transitional provisions in Schs. 1-3)

F3S. 26(1A) substituted for s. 26(1A)(1B) (1.4.2002) by Care Standards Act 2000 (c. 14), s. 116, Sch. 4 para. 1(3); S.I. 2001/4150, art. 3(3)(a) (subject to transitional provisions in art. 4 and S.I. 2002/1493, art. 4); S.I 2002/920, arts. 2, {3} (subject to art. 3(4)-(10) and with transitional provisions in Schs. 1-3)

F4Words in s. 26(1C) substituted (1.4.2002) by Care Standards Act 2000 (c. 14), s. 116, Sch. 4 para. 1(4); S.I. 2001/4150, art. 3(3)(a) (subject to transitional provisions in art. 4 and S.I. 2002/1493, art. 4); S.I 2002/920, arts. 2, {3} (subject to art. 3(4)-(10) and with transitional provisions in Schs. 1-3)

F6Words in s. 26(1C) substituted (28.6.1995 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 17, ss. 2(1)(3), 8, Sch. 1 Pt. III, para. 87(2) (with Sch. 2 paras. 6, 16)

F7S. 26(1E) repealed (1.4.2002 for E. and otherwise prosp. ) by 2000 c. 14, ss. 117(2), 122, Sch. 6; S.I. 2001/4150, art. 3(3)(c) (subject to transitional provisions in art. 4 and S.I. 2002/1493, art. 4); S.I 2002/920, arts 2, {3} (with arts. 3(5)-(10) and subject to transitional provisions in Schs. 1-3)

F8Words from “arrangements” to “section” substituted (E.W.) for words from “such” to “aforesaid” by Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70, SIF 81:1), s. 195(6), Sch. 23 para. 2(3)

F10 “the other party thereto” substituted (E.W.) for “the organisation” by Health Services and Public Health Act 1968 (c. 46, SIF 81:3), s. 44(2)

F19Definition of “small home” in s. 26(7) omitted (1.4.1993) by Registered Homes (Amendment) Act 1991 (c. 20), s. 2(5)(b); S.I. 1992/2240, art. 2

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26 Provision of accommodation in premises maintained by voluntary organisations.S

F20(1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2)Anysuch arrangements as aforesaid shall provide for the making by the local authority tothe organisation of payments in respect of the accommodation provided at such rates as may be determined by or under the arrangements [F21and subject to subsection (3A) below the local authority shall recover from each person for whom accommodation is provided under the arrangments the amount of the refund which he is liable to make in accordance with the following provisions of this section].

(3)[F22Subject to subsection (3A) below] A person for whom accommodation is provided under any such arrangements shall, in lieu of being liable to make payment therefor in accordance with section twenty-two of this Act, refund to the local authority any payments made in respect of him under the last foregoing subsection:

Provided that where a person for whom accommodation is provided, or proposed to be provided, under any such arrangements satisfies the local athority that he is unable to make a refund at the full rate determined under that subsection, subsections (3) to (5) of section twenty-two of this Act shall, with the necessary modifications, apply as they apply where a person satisfies the local authority of his inability to pay at the standard rate as mentioned in the said subsection (3).

[F23(3A)Where accommodation in any premises is provided for any person under arrangements made by virtue of this section and the local authority, the person concerned and the voluntary organisation or other person managing the premises (in this subsection referred to as “the provider”) agree that this subsection shall apply—

(a)so long as the person concerned makes the payments for which he is liable under paragraph (b) below, he shall not be liable to make any refund under subsection (3) above and the local authority shall not be liable to make any payment under subsection (2) above in respect of the accommodation provided for him;

(b)the person concerned shall be liable to pay to the provider such sums as he would otherwise (under subsection (3) above) be liable to pay by way of refund to the local authority; and

(c)the local authority shall be liable to pay to the provider the difference between the sums paid by virtue of paragraph (b) above and the payments which, but for paragraph (a) above, the authority would be liable to pay under subsection (2) above.]

(4)Subsections [F24(5A),] . . . , (7) and (9) of the said section twenty-two shall, with the necessary modifications, apply for the purposes of the last foregoing subsection as they apply for the purposes of the said section twenty-two.

[F25(4A)Section 21(5) of this Act shall have effect as respects accommodation provided under arrangements made by virtue of this section with the substitution for the reference to the authority managing the premises of a reference to the authority making the arrangements.]

F20(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F26(6). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(7)In this section the expression “voluntary organisation” includes any association which is a housing association for the purposes of the M2Housing Act, 1936, or the Housing (Scotland) Acts, 1925 to 1946.

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E2This version of this provision extends to Scotland only; a separate version has been created for England and Wales only.

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C4Power to modify conferred (prosp.) by Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 5), ss. 2, 27(2)

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