My very limited understanding is that a local authority has a duty to provide care to a person who has the appropriate needs, and the person’s well being is at the core of the decision as to the nature of the
care provided. If the well being test shows care should be provided at home, not in a nursing home, can the local authority say they will not pay for this as their budget only allows them to opt for the most cost effective route of meeting the needs-ie a
nursing home with the house being sold to pay for it?
This is the suggestion I have come across recently, which seems to completely undermine the patient’s well being as being the determining factor. If it is correct, what is the authority for it?