CARE ACT 2014
The Act requires the local authority to continue to establish and maintain register of sight impaired people. It also enables the local authority to establish and maintain a similar register of those who need care and support, or are likely to do so in future.
MANCHESTER SPECIFIC INFORMATION
The local authority must establish and maintain a register of sight impaired and severely sight impaired adults who are ordinarily resident in its area.
Whilst there is no legal definition of impairment, clinical guidelines indicate that someone is “substantially and permanently handicapped by defective vision caused by congenital defect or illness or injury”.
The local authority may establish and maintain one or more registers of adults who are ordinarily resident in the local authority’s area, and who:
Whilst there is no legal requirement to establish a disability register, the purposes of such a register would be:
For those who meet the local authority’s criteria for sight impairment / severe sight impairment or and / or disability, responsibility for registration assessment lies with the Adults Disability Team.
Once a referral has been received by the Adults Disability Team, a worker should be allocated to the applicant to conduct a registration assessment.
Following assessment, if the person is eligible the registration log should be completed, a number should be allocated and the electronic social care record commenced or updated.
A registration card should be sent to the person. This states their registration category along with information about concessions that they might be eligible for and how to apply.
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