The Care and Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2015

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CitationSI 2015/644

2015No. 644

SOCIAL CARE

The Care and Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2015

10thMarch2015

11thMarch2015

The Secretary of State makes these Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 14(5) and (7), 17(11) and (12), 33(1) and (2), 34(1) and (7), 39(1) and (8), 75(7) and 125(7) and (8) of, and paragraphs 1(6) and (7), 2(9) and (10) and 4(5) and (6) of Schedule 1 to, the Care Act 2014( 1).

In accordance with paragraph 11 of Schedule 1 to the Care Act 2014, the Secretary of State has obtained the consent of the Welsh Ministers, the Scottish Ministers and the Northern Ireland Department( 2) to the making of these Regulations.

Citation and commencement

1.-(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Care and Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2015.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), regulations 2 to 6 come into force on the same date as the date that the Regulations they amend come into force and this regulation comes into force on the earliest of those dates.

(3) Regulation 3(a) and (b) comes into force on whichever is the later of 6th April 2015 or the date that the Care and Support (Charging and Assessment of Resources) Regulations 2014( 3) come into force.

Amendment to the Care and Support (Deferred Payment) Regulations 2014

2. After regulation 6(5) of the Care and Support (Deferred Payment) Regulations 2014( 4) (adult's contribution) insert-

"(6) But nothing in this regulation requires the local authority to-(a) defer any amount which is due to it under section 14 or 30(2); or(b) advance any or all of an instalment or part of an instalment under the loan agreement to the adult,

if, under regulation 5(3) of these Regulations or in accordance with the terms of the agreement, the authority is required to, or is permitted to, cease to defer that amount or cease to advance any or all of the instalment or part of the instalment under the loan agreement.".

Amendments to the Care and Support (Charging and Assessment of Resources) Regulations 2014

3. The Care and Support (Charging and Assessment of Resources) Regulations 2014( 5) are amended as follows-

(a) in regulation 6 (personal expenses allowance for residents or temporary residents provided with accommodation in a care home), for "£24.40" substitute "£24.90";(b) in regulation 7 (minimum income guaranteed amount for other adults and carers whose needs are being met otherwise than by the provision of accommodation in a care home)-(i) in paragraph (1)(b), for "£82.95" substitute "£83.65";(ii) in...

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