Practice Guidance

The Care Act 2014 and ordinary residence

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Introduction

Explains how the law on ordinary residence changed under the Care Act and how the term is defined. Also looks at how to determine ordinary residence in different contexts: when a person transitions to adults’ services, in Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards cases and when someone is placed in NHS accommodation.

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