Ordinary residence guide: Determining local authority responsibilities under the Care Act and the Mental Health Act

This LGA guide is applicable to all adults whose care is commissioned in an area that is different from where they hold ordinary residence, including those whose services are governed by the Mental Health Act.

Commissioned by NHS England Transforming Care Partnership, it is aimed at supporting partners to understand and apply the concepts of ordinary residence, recognising that many of the people supported have experienced complex care and support arrangements - including inpatient settings - over a number of years, in different geographical areas and where guidance and policy may have changed during this time.