The Care Funding crisis has been a topic of debate for quite some time. Despite the government’s commitment to ‘put the state-funded system on a more secure and sustainable footing‘, extensive media coverage and various reports, effective progress towards tackling our overburdened health and social care system remains to be seen. The pressure is caused […]
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) is a defining piece of legislation designed to protect and empower vulnerable people who lack capacity to make their own decisions. The Act and Code of Practice should be followed at all times to ensure that vulnerable people are supported as far as possible when making decisions in their […]
An enquiry into the long term funding for adult social care is to be launched by MP’s ahead of the government’s Green Paper this summer.
The recently published annual review from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has highlighted a dramatic increase in the number of social care complaints being made.
The Court of Appeal have recently ruled on a particularly challenging and important Care Act case where the Claimant’s care package had been drastically reduced by the Defendant Local Authority.
The recent case of The Hospital Trust and Miss V & Others  EWCOP 20 before the Court of Protection highlighted the application of the best interest’s principle in extremely sensitive surroundings.
Voluntary accommodation placements under Section 20 (s.20) of the Children Act 1989 are being increasingly used by local authorities to avoid care proceedings. This is the findings of the Your Family, Your Voice Alliance in their recently published report.
North West charity, Autism Together along with other regional autism charities have sent an open letter to the leaders of the main political parties ahead of this month’s general election highlighting the failures by local authorities to ensure a fair and proper needs assessment.