Nov 27, 2020
Ombudsman finds county council failed to meet needs of man with dementia, leaving him to pay for some of his own care
Hampshire County Council has been criticised by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman after it failed to meet an elderly man’s needs when his finances ran short.
Nov 26, 2020
Ombudsman criticises council after telling family of woman with dementia to change care home when her money ran out
Brighton and Hove City Council told a woman's family she would have to move to a cheaper care home when her money ran out, without assessing whether moving would harm her, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found.
Nov 20, 2020
The Health and Care Professions Council has given notice of its intention to procure a three-lot legal services panel worth an estimated £5.9m.
Nov 03, 2020
Barristers’ chambers and law firms have paid tribute to Stephen Knafler QC, a leading social care and immigration specialist who died on Saturday (31 October) after a short illness.
Nov 02, 2020
LLG broadly considers the current judicial review regime as fit for purpose, the membership group has said in its response to a call for evidence from the Independent Review of Administrative Law (IRAL).
Oct 29, 2020
Court of Appeal identifies lessons on out of hours applications after disabled man sees human rights breached
The Court of Appeal has set out seven lessons for judges and practitioners in cases where urgent applications without notice are made, after concluding that a disabled man had his human rights breached.
Oct 26, 2020
Damning CQC report calls for improved community-based capacity, pooled budgets and new national specialist commissioner of complex care
A Care Quality Commission review has found “undignified and inhumane” care in some hospital settings providing complex care for autistic people, and people with a learning disability and/or mental health condition.
Oct 22, 2020
Ombudsman criticises council for leaving visually impaired man without support to access the community
A visually impaired man did not have the help he needed for 14 months after Westminster City Council reduced his support package, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has said.
Oct 21, 2020
Ombudsman report finds council wrongly accused woman of using abusive language, stopped Care Act assessment
The Royal Borough of Greenwich has been told by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman that it need not compensate a woman it wrongly accused of using abusive language to a staff member.
Oct 13, 2020
The Care Quality Commission is to review how Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) decisions were used during the coronavirus pandemic.