Short-notice care home closures

Legal issues

Local authorities have clear legal duties when undertaking a home closure and it is important to get the process right for residents, families, staff, the owner and the public.

We wanted to make sure that the way we are doing it (is set out) clearly, minimising risk for people. We wanted to make sure primarily that we were protecting individuals, but also that we wouldn't fall foul of the law

Local Authority DASS

Examples and tips

Examples of what others are doing plus materials they have developed and useful tips.

Legal Issues - examples and tips sections

Key points from policy and research

Whilst there is little specific research on this topic, all legal advisers point commissioners to key policy documents and the legal frameworks that underpin them, for example:

What the regulator says