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.
The councils to have previously used the easements but which have returned to full duties under the 2014 Act are:
- Birmingham City Council’
- Coventry City Council
- Middlesbrough Council
- Staffordshire County Council
- Sunderland City Council
- Warwickshire County Council
Derbyshire was earlier this month threatened with a legal challenge over its decision to use the easements, with claimant lawyers expressing concern about a lack of transparency.