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Charging policy, 2022/3

The County Council's charging policy for the financial year sets out the requirements and arrangements for charging for social care services, whether in the community or in a residential or nursing home. The legal authority to charge is set out in the Care Act 2014 and its accompanying Regulations. This document is not fully accessible, a new version will be published in due course. Version 2.9a, April 2022

 

Choice of accommodation policy

The Choice of Accommodation policy sets out how the Council will offer, wherever possible, a choice of care and accommodation to a person, but in the event that choices are limited or need to be sourced urgently, how the Council intends to discharge its statutory duties. Version 1.1, February 2022

 

Collecting and sharing customer and family and friend carer stories and case studies

Guidance for staff on the process to be followed to ensure that informed consent is correctly obtained and can be evidenced for the collection and appropriate sharing of customer and carer experiences, internally and externally. The guidance also explains what information can be shared if you are unable to obtain consent. Version 1.0, July 2022

 

Consent to collect and share your experiences of adult social care form

This form should be completed with a customer or family and friend carer to ensure informed consent is correctly obtained and can be evidenced for the collection and sharing of experiences. Version 1.0, July 2022

 

Direct Payments Policy

This policy sets out how the Council will deliver direct payments within Adults' Services. This policy applies to all council practitioners and those partner organisations with delegated responsibility. Please note: This is an interim document for Adults' Services only and it will be updated further following adoption by Children's Services. Version 2.0, May 2022

 

Learning disability personal relationship policy

This policy is designed to provide workers with relevant information; increase workers' confidence and competence in dealing with situations at work relating to sexuality; and give clear guidance on how to respond in specific situations. The appendices contain a useful list of resources. Version 2.1, August 2020

 

Learning Disability Personal Relationship Policy (Summary)

An easyread version of the personal relationships policy. Version 3.0, July 2020

 

Lone working policy and practice guidance

The County Council seeks to minimise the risks faced by its staff who work alone. It is required to do all it can in this respect under current employer legislation. This updated policy and practice guidance for both Adults' Operations and Family Operations is designed to alert staff to the risks, identify individual responsibilities, and provide guidance to support the minimisation of risk. Version 1.2, February 2018

 

Medication Policy  

The 2021 update of this policy includes information about controlled drugs, consent and capacity, deprivation of liberty safeguards, and medicines reconciliation. This policy includes a number of templates, organised as appendices. Version 1.5, February 2021

Mental Health Act S117 policy and procedures

S.117 Mental Health Act covers the arranging of after-care services to particular patients who continue to have both health and social care needs on leaving a mental health hospital in which they have previously been compulsorily detained for treatment. This updated policy and procedures document is in use by the County Council and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Version 6.3, September 2020

 

Mental Health Act S.135 S.136 policy and guidance

Externally produced document

This pan-Sussex multi-agency S.135 and S.136 policy advises what is to be done when a person needs a Mental Health Act assessment in a designated place of safety. The document is owned by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and now includes information about a new designated single point of contact. The document does not meet the Accessible Information Standard in this format. Version 8.1, July 2020

 

Mental Health Act S.135 S.136 policy and guidance - addendum

Externally produced document

As a result of Covid-19, A&E and Urgent Treatment Centres are currently unable to provide a place of safety under the Mental Health Act. This addendum to v8 of the pan-Sussex S.135 and S.136 Mental Health Act policy and procedures explains the temporary arrangements in place. Version 1.0, April 2020

 

Mental Health Act S.6 policy and procedures

Externally produced document

Arrangements for the conveyance of patients subject to the Mental Health Act are specified in this pan-Sussex document. Note: This version remains current until the revised document is made available; this document does not include the 11th December 2017 briefing note that has been issued separately to Sussex Police and to Approved Mental Health Professionals in relation to the role of the ambulance service and the revised S.136 provisions. Version 4.0 October 2015

 

Mental Health Act S.7 policy

This document sets out the County Council's policy on Guardianship under the Mental Health Act 1983 and its accompanying Code of Practice. Our separate practice guidance document details how applications for Guardianship are made by Approved Mental Health Professionals and how those applications are then processed by the County Council. Version 5, September 2020

 

Minor adaptation and deep clean practice guidance

WSCC partnership with District and Borough Councils, will provide assistance for funding essential minor adaptations to promote independence within the home, and to arrange for properties to be cleaned in order to reduce risks associated with a person remaining in an unhygienic property, with the intention of promoting peoples' independent living and well-being. Version 1.3, November 2020

 

Payments and reimbursement of expenses for customers and family and friend carers

The purpose of this guidance is to explain the payment and reimbursement of expenses process for the involvement, co-production and participation of customers and family and friend carers. Version 9.0, April 2022

 

Physical intervention for adults with learning disabilities in day and residential care

General review and update Version 5.0, August 2022

 

Prevention and Management of Infection control

Externally produced document

Version 2.0, September 2019

 

Provider services’ financial administration

Practice guidance for in-house Provider Services staff. Version 1.1, August 2020

 

Regaining Independence Service (RIS) practice guidance

Policy and practice guidance for staff regarding the Regaining Independence Service (RIS), including the council's Community Reablement Service (CRS). Version 3.2, April 2021

 

Statement of Intent: Quality Assurance Strategic Framework

Quality is important to all of us. This strategic Statement of Intent will ensure that Adults and Health identifies the things that are done well, celebrates quality when and where it is provided, and takes effective and appropriate action when areas for improvement are highlighted. Adults and Health always seeks to benchmark its work against the best. Version 1.1, October 2020

 

Sussex safeguarding adults policy and procedures

Externally produced document

Edition 4 contains a more detailed contents list, and a summary of the Care and support statutory guidance published in March 2016 which replaces the Care Act statutory guidance published in November 2014. There are no printed copies of Edition 4. You can however download a PDF of the policy and procedures. The online version will be updated regularly. Please register for updates via the link. Edition 4, July 2016

 

Transfers from the NHS to Adults’ Services

This updated policy and practice guidance document sets out the expectations of the County Council in relation to acute hospital patient discharges locally. It also describes our locally-devised arrangements and expectations, not covered in the Care Act, for discharges from community NHS Trust provision to Adults' Services. V1.2, September 2020

 

Transport Policy

Funding of transport for people with eligible needs. Version 1.0, January 2022

Last updated: 16 November 2022