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If an adult is assessed as having needs for care and support, a local authority must identify which of those needs are eligible for such...

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On 15th November 2016 the court of appeal gave permission to appeal in a Care Act case:  SG v Haringey LBC [2015] EWHC 2579....

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Care act assessments have a symmetry to them that appears attractive:  (1) Work out whether there are needs for care and support?...

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We all know the difficulties of finding accommodation in the private sector.  In R (Jalal) v Greenwich LBC [2016] EWHC 1848 a family...

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Almost half of children and young people in care have a psychiatric disorder (compared to one in 10 amongst those who are not 'looked...

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The impact of the Equality Act 2010 on the exercise of public functions has been considerable. A recent scottish case, DM v Fife Council...

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Most local authorities have felt the sharp elbow of the Court of Protection when making funding decisions about the needs of those who...