Which Local Authority is responsible for my support?

The Care Act 2014 sets out the legal framework for Local Authorities to follow and calls this 'Ordinary Residence'. The types of care and support could be:

  • supporting you to remain in your own home
  • extra care or supported living - living in a flat with your own tenancy but with care and support available or onsite
  • Shared Lives Schemes – living within a family environment with care and support
  • residential or nursing homes

If you have been assessed as eligible for care and support, the Council must make sure there are no delays or gaps in providing this.

Deciding which Council is normally simple. If you move to another area then your support should be provided by the Council where you now live.

There are some exceptions so we will consider:

  • where you currently lives and pay council tax
  • whether you decided to move to that type of accommodation yourself
  • if another Council has been involved, and/or currently pays for care and support
  • if a person has more than one home
  • if a person has had no UK home or has lived abroad

Find out more information

Website: Care Act 2014: Establishing where a person's ordinary residence is (opens in a new window)

Website: Department of Health – The Care Act in Easy Read PDF document (opens in a new window)

Website: Department of Health and Social Care – Using the Care Act Guidance (opens in a new window)

Website: The Care and Support (Ordinary Residence) (Specified Accommodation) Regulations 2014 (opens in a new window)

Website: The Care and Support (Disputes Between Local Authorities) Regulations 2014 (opens in a new window)

Contact

Adult Contact Team
Telephone: 01905 768053