Jun 25, 2020
Worcestershire County Council has started legal action against the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in a dispute over which council should provide after-care services under the Mental Health Act 1983 to someone who has been detained on two occasions.
Jun 24, 2020
The Government has told local authorities and other agencies not to give priority to the introduction of the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) due to pressures from dealing with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun 22, 2020
Just 4% of Directors of Adult Social Services confident they will have budget to meet statutory duties: research
Only 4% of Directors of Adult Social Services are fully confident that their budget will be sufficient to meet their statutory duties this year, down from 35% in 2019/20, the annual budget survey by ADASS has found.
Jun 17, 2020
Pandemic has led to human rights abuses of young people with autism or learning disabilities who have been detained: MPs
The coronavirus crisis has resulted in human rights abuses of young people who are autistic or have learning disabilities and have been detained, the Joint Committee on Human Rights has claimed.
Jun 15, 2020
Government amends MCA/DOLS guidance during COVID-19 to include section on right to appeal if those subject to emergency health powers and lacking capacity
The Department for Health and Social Care has added a new section to The Mental Capacity Act (2005) (MCA) and deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: additional guidance on the right to appeal if someone is subject to emergency health powers and lacks the relevant mental capacity.
Jun 15, 2020
A council has agreed to pay a woman with autism, severe anxiety disorder and associated mental health disorders £60,000 after it failed to provide her with support for more than five years.
Jun 08, 2020
High Court judge issues mandatory order requiring council to provide urgent night-time support for disabled brothers
A local authority acted unlawfully after it failed to provide night-time care and support to two adult brothers with severe physical and learning disabilities pending a full needs reassessment, a High Court judge has ruled.
Jun 04, 2020
Claimant calls off judicial review action after council offers concessions on use of Care Act 'easements'
Concessions by Derbyshire County Council have enabled it to avoid a threatened judicial review over use of the Care Act ‘easements’ introduced by the Coronavirus Act 2020.
Jun 04, 2020
A daughter whose father died of suspected COVID-19 in a care home is to launch a legal action “to hold the government to account”.
Jun 02, 2020
Just two local authorities – Solihull Council and Derbyshire County Council – are continuing to use the Care Act ‘easements’ brought in during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest information from the Care Quality Commission.