Jan 10, 2022
The benefits of vaccination against Covid-19 for a child with autism, severe learning disability and asthma "significantly outweigh" the possible risks, the Court of Protection has found, despite objections from the boy's parents.
Dec 30, 2021
The Local Government Association has called on the Government to immediately redirect a significantly greater share of the new Health and Social Care Levy to frontline adult social care.
Dec 23, 2021
The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) has won its appeal in a much-anticipated Court of Appeal ruling on which of two local authorities should pay for after-care services pursuant to s.117(3) of the Mental Health Act 1983 where the user has been detained, released and then, sometime later, detained again under the Act.
Dec 16, 2021
Claimants win legal challenge over decisions by council to withdraw funding for holidays and cease direct payments used for outings and recreational activities
Suffolk County Council was wrong to end payments for holidays and visits for two disabled adults, Mrs Justice Lang has ruled in the High Court.
Dec 09, 2021
Council failed to assess man with autism properly leading to breakdown of relationship with mother, Ombudsman finds
The London Borough of Croydon did not do enough to support a man with autism, and his mother who looked after him, an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found.
Dec 02, 2021
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) has called for greater powers to increase its jurisdiction across local government, strengthen its ability to handle adult social care and education complaints, and bolster public services through improved complaints handling.
Dec 01, 2021
High Court judge gives reasons for refusing permission for legal challenge to care home workers vaccination requirement
A High Court judge has given her reasons for dismissing two challenges to the Government’s policy that anyone working in a care home must be vaccinated against Covid-19 unless medically exempt.
Dec 01, 2021
The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) has published its long-awaited white paper on adult social care reform, which it claimed sets out "an ambitious 10-year vision for how we will transform support and care in England”.
Nov 29, 2021
Procurement organisation NEPO is to establish on behalf of the Association of North East Councils a £15m, four-year legal services framework for the provision of Children's and Adult's Barristers Services.
Nov 26, 2021
President of Court of Protection says guidance needed on judicial meetings with subject of proceedings
The President of the Court of Protection has acknowledged that there is “a pressing need” for guidance on the apparently developing practice of judges meeting the subject of proceedings (P), after the Court of Appeal set a judge's decision aside due to the "procedurally flawed" nature of a hospital visit he made.
Nov 24, 2021
The Supreme Court has upheld a Court of Appeal decision that to have capacity to have sexual relations with another person, a person needs be aware that their partner must have the ability to consent to the sexual activity and must in fact consent before and throughout the sexual activity.
Nov 24, 2021
Disabled couple put at risk after carers did not wear masks and provided less care than contracted, Ombudsman finds
Care workers put a couple at risk of harm after they failed to wear the right personal protective equipment (PPE) and provided home care on a basis inconsistent with the care plan laid out for them, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found.
Nov 19, 2021
Ombudsman asks council to reassess support for disabled man unable to go on holiday without his carer
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has asked Northumberland County Council to reconsider how it supports a man with disabilities who said the council did not consider holiday travel and accommodation costs for his care worker as 'disability related expenses'.