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The Care and Support (Charging and Assessment of Resources) Regulations 2014

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3.—(1) A local authority(1) must not make a charge for meeting needs under section 14(1) of the Act where the care and support, or support which is provided to an adult, under section 18, 19 or 20 of the Act, is a service specified in paragraph (2)(a) or (b).

(2) The following are specified—

(a)a service which consists of the provision of community equipment (aids and minor adaptations);

(b)intermediate care and reablement support services for the first 6 weeks of the specified period or, if the specified period is less than 6 weeks, for that period.

(3) In this regulation—

“community equipment (aids and minor adaptations)” means an aid, or a minor adaptation to property, for the purpose of assisting with nursing at home or aiding daily living and for the purposes of this paragraph, an adaptation is minor if the cost of making the adaptation is £1,000 or less;

“intermediate care and reablement support services” means care and support, or support provided to an adult by the local authority under section 18, 19 or 20 of the Act which—

(a)

consists of a programme of care and support, or support;

(b)

is for a specified period of time (“the specified period”); and

(c)

has as its purpose the provision of assistance to an adult to enable the adult to maintain or regain the ability needed to live independently in their own home.

(1)

See section 1(4) of the Act as to the meaning of “local authority”; the definition is limited to local authorities in England.

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