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5.0 out of 5 stars Involved in community care?, 13 Feb. 2012
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Phillip Taylor (Richmond Upon Thames, England) - See all my reviews
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THIS IS THE LEADING TEXT ON THIS
COMPLEX AND DIVERSE SUBJECT NOW IN A NEW EDITION FROM THE LEGAL ACTION GROUP

An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers

For sheer complexity and diversity, there can be few fields of law more challenging than community care. As Clements and Thompson point out, community care law results from `a hotchpotch of statutes', all of which create a legal landscape where legislation overlaps (not to mention the overlapping of services) and where `for every general rule there is at least one exception.'

These points are certainly made manifest as well as obvious when you read through this thorough and comprehensively researched volume, which is rightly considered as indispensable for those working in this field.

It's fair to say that the sheer scope of the subject matter alone is more than a little daunting, as community care involves assisting the vulnerable to live independently either at home, or in a care home. The law in this area therefore touches on many different disciplines, from healthcare, education, social services and housing, to support for asylum seekers and, basically, issues of human rights.

As the Introduction to this comprehensive work of reference reminds us, community care, at its heart, `is about "provision in the community of home helps, day centres, meals on wheels and when necessary, accommodation in care homes and more besides."

As an arm of the welfare state, community care costs almost £17 billion per annum of public resources in services.' Come to think of it, the enormity of all this inspires one to consider that the UK should be placed extremely high the list of compassionate societies. Community care is an aspect of our national life of which we can only be (or should be) proud.

If you are a lawyer, or say, a policy worker, voluntary adviser, carer, or employed in relevant areas by a local authority, you need this meticulously footnoted book and the knowledge and research resources contained within its more than 1100 pages, including extensive tables of cases, statutes and statutory instruments.

Easy to navigate, the book provides a detailed eighty- page index, at least thirteen flowcharts and three appendices containing extracts from legislation, plus regulations and directions as well as precedents. The publication date is noted as at September 2011.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference Book, 6 Jan. 2013
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I bought this book as had a previous edition from 2004. I find the book well laid out and it gives clear information about the law in relation to community care. One of the topics I have found very helpful is the matter of 'ordinary residence'. This has been a common issue for social workers which has, not until now, been clearly explained. I am now enlightened! As an employee of my local authority and also working as an independent social worker, I find this book invaluable and worth every penny.
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5.0 out of 5 stars review, 2 Feb. 2014
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A fantastic book, i cannot recommend this highly enough. it contains everything you need regarding this area of the law and sets it out clearly and concisely. It has great analytical detail and if there is something that it does not contain, it more than provides you with direction as to where to find what you seek. Definitely a book worth buying
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 2 April 2013
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Item as described, fast delivery. It's a big, heavy book with an extremely academic writing style which can be difficult at first, however it was reccomended to me as one of the complete guides to current community care law and hasn't dissapointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 3 July 2013
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Excellent book, useful for dipping in when needed.
Recommended for all Community Care workers for reference
As up to date as possible when printed (2012)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Handy reference for Adult social care law., 27 Dec. 2012
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Excellent reference book for everything one needs to know about adult community care law, with up to date case law references.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 16 Aug. 2014
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A must have reference
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 23 July 2014
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