Ordinary residence guidance: National Assistance Act 1948

Provides information and advice on determining ordinary residence for people requiring local community care services before 1 April 2015.


OR Directions - Delayed Disharge

Cross Border OR agreement between England and Wales

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The ordinary residence guidance was updated on 28 March 2013 to take account of the NHS reforms, which take effect from 1 April 2013. You should read the guidance in conjunction with the following directions:

  • Ordinary Residence Disputes (National Assistance Act 1948) Directions 2010
  • Ordinary Residence Disputes (Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Act 2003 Directions 2010
  • Ordinary Residence Disputes (Mental Capacity Act 2005) Directions 2010
  • Memorandum of Understanding between Secretary of State and Scottish Ministers
  • Cross-border Arrangements between England and Wales
  • Ordinary Residence publication of Determinations in 2012
Published 26 March 2013
Last updated 13 September 2013 + show all updates
  1. Includes updated guidance and Ordinary Residence determinations for 2013
  2. Guidance document replaced 12 April 2013
  3. First published.