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Determining eligibility under the Care Act 2014 e-learning course

This CPD-accredited course takes a deep dive into the national eligibility threshold and criteria for adults requiring care and support, and carers requiring support. These were introduced by the Care Act 2014 and the national eligibility criteria are set out in the Care and Support (Eligibility Criteria) Regulations 2015.

Conducting an assessment and determining a person’s eligibility for publicly-funded care and support using the national eligibility criteria are cornerstones of the changes introduced by the Care Act 2014. They are both vital elements in implementing the vision and culture for adult care and support across England.

Course content

  • Introduction
  • National eligibility threshold
  • Eligibility outcomes
  • Wellbeing and eligibility
  • Determining eligibility
  • Case studies
  • Summary

Learning outcomes

  • Understand and explain the eligibility criteria for adults needing care and support
  • Understand and explain the eligibility criteria for carers needing support
  • Know the eligibility outcomes for adults and carers
  • Understand the importance of wellbeing when determining eligibility
  • Be able to apply the eligibility criteria fairly and equitably and evidence your decision
  • Know the steps to take after eligibility has been determined, including understanding the relevance of preventative measures

Course features

Saved learning progress

Learning notes

Online assessment

CPD certificate

Email support

CPD accreditation

By studying the course, and passing the assessment, you will be issued with a certificate showing 2.0 CPD points.

CPD Standards Office accredited course ref no 60036/51.

CPD Standards Office Accredited Course

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