Citation, commencement and interpretation
1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Care and Support (Ordinary Residence) (Specified Accommodation) Regulations 2014 and come into force immediately after section 39(1) of the Care Act 2014 comes fully into force.
(2) In these Regulations—
“the Act” means the Care Act 2014; “personal care” means—
(a) physical assistance given to a person in connection with—
(i) eating or drinking (including the administration of parenteral nutrition),
(ii) toileting (including in relation to the process of menstruation),
(iii) washing or bathing,
(v) oral care,
(vi) the care of skin, hair and nails (with the exception of nail care provided by a chiropodist or podiatrist); or
(b) the prompting, together with supervision, of a person in relation to the performance of any of the activities listed in paragraph (a), where that person is unable to make a decision for themselves in relation to performing the activity without such prompting or supervision.
Specified types of accommodation
- The following types of accommodation are specified for the purposes of section 39(1) of the Act (where a person is treated as ordinarily resident)—
(a) care home accommodation (see regulation 3);
(b) shared lives scheme accommodation (see regulation 4); and
(c) supported living accommodation (see regulation 5).
Care home accommodation
- For the purposes of these Regulations “care home accommodation” means accommodation in a care home within the meaning given by section 3 of the Care Standards Act 2000.
Shared lives scheme accommodation
- For the purposes of these Regulations “shared lives scheme accommodation” means accommodation which is provided for an adult by a shared lives carer, and for this purpose—
“shared lives carer” means an individual who, under the terms of a shared lives agreement, provides, or intends to provide, personal care for adults together with, where necessary, accommodation in the individual’s home;
“shared lives agreement” means an agreement entered into between a person carrying on a shared lives scheme and an individual for the provision, by that individual, of personal care to an adult together with, where necessary, accommodation in the individual’s home; and
“shared lives scheme” means a scheme carried on (whether or not for profit) by a local authority(C) or other person for the purposes of—
(a) recruiting and training shared lives carers,
(b) making arrangements for the placing of adults with shared lives carers, and
(c) supporting and monitoring placements.
Supported living etc
5.—(1) For the purposes of these Regulations “supported living accommodation” means—
(a) accommodation in premises which are specifically designed or adapted for occupation by adults with needs for care and support to enable them to live as independently as possible; and
(b) accommodation which is provided—
(i) in premises which are intended for occupation by adults with needs for care and support (whether or not the premises are specifically designed or adapted for that purpose); and
(ii) in circumstances in which personal care is available if required.
(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(b) personal care may be provided by a person other than the person who provides the accommodation.
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
Section 39 of the Care Act 2014 (“the Act”) makes provision for establishing an adult’s ordinary residence. Section 39(1) makes provision about an adult’s ordinary residence in a case where an adult is living in accommodation of a specified type.
These Regulations specify and define three types of accommodation for these purposes: care home accommodation, shared lives scheme accommodation and supported living accommodation.
Where an adult has needs for care and support which can be met only by living in accommodation of a specified type and is living in accommodation of a specified type in England, the adult is to be treated (by virtue of section 39(1) of the Act) as ordinarily resident in the area in which the adult was ordinarily resident immediately before the adult began to live in the specified type of accommodation. If the adult was of no settled residence immediately before beginning to live in a specified type of accommodation, the adult is treated as ordinarily resident in the area in which the adult was present at that time.