The care sector has been on the very frontline of the battle against the coronavirus pandemic and continues to face enormous challenges in protecting its clients, staff and businesses from the impact of Covid-19.

Never before has the work of carers, often taken for granted, been quite as visible, difficult and potentially dangerous as it is in 2020.

 

The responsibilities falling on care providers to maintain a vital service for the people who depend upon them are huge. The costs of delivering that service have risen sharply, while the legal and regulatory burden has grown more complex.

How, for example, does the Care Quality Commission expect care providers’ to have adapted their approach to risk management in response to the pandemic? How must they respond to health and safety concerns? What are their responsibilities under employment law to staff who may themselves be vulnerable or those who may have been furloughed?

As well as these more immediate questions, there are more commercial legal issues such as dealing with the contract and, potentially, debt recovery disputes that are emerging as a result of the pandemic.

Following the success of our webinar on the specific issues facing the haulage industry, we’re working with our long-term legal partner Stephensons’ Solicitors again to deliver another session, which will provide an essential insight for anyone with clients working in the many, diverse branches of the care sector.

Like ARAG, the care sector is one in which Stephensons’ Solicitors has developed specific expertise. Hosted by Broker Business Manager for ARAG, Chris Clacy and expert analysis from Stephensons' Solicitors, the webinar will discuss:

  • Approach to Risk Management in line with CQC: Laura Hannah, Solicitor & Partner
  • Health and Safety: Alison Marriot, Senior Associate Solicitor
  • Contract and Debt Recovery: Julie Hunter, Senior Associate Solicitor
  • Employment and Key Changes: Adam Pennington, Senior Associate Solicitor
 

Disclaimer - all information in this article was correct at time of publishing.

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