Failings to Assess, Reassess, Review FAQs https://cascaidr.org.uk/2017/04/02/what-are-the-main-legal-features-of-the-assessment-function-under-s9-care-act-2014/ What is the correct course of action for a person who has not had an uplift in their budget or package for 10 years and is now being refused one? Where did the duty to assess needs arise prior to the Care Act 2014? What is the difference between an assessment and a review? And do social workers need to be upfront about which they’re conducting? After years of fighting for an adequate care package at home, my elder sister’s council/social worker offered her a care home and refused to provide a slight increase in care that would have meet her needs in the community. Since she’s been in the care home she has rapidly declined in her physical and mental health as well as her mobility and cognitive/language abilities. She still maintains her own GP, who is shocked by how rapidly she’s declined despite the home providing decent care. She is a thousand times worse in the residential home than she was in her own place with the meager amount of support she was given. Is there anything at all we can do about this to hold the council responsible for failing her in this way?