Thoughts on the Law Commission’s LPS proposals to reform DoLS

Readers will have been poring over the Law Commission’s proposals since March 17th. They clearly represent an improvement on the first and second iterations but I think that there are some serious difficulties with a few of the underlying assumptions, and in this post I will focus on just one, having reviewed the positives. Of … Continue reading

Thoughts on the Law Commission’s LPS proposals to reform DoLS

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The first ever proper plan to pay for sustainable social care? Hmmm. Cap it a Little? Or Cap it a Lot?

Warning: this is serious, informed commentary – not politics! The Conservative Party’s proposals on social care [DID!] revolve around aligning the means testing rules for domiciliary and residential care charging. Firstly this will mean that one’s share in the value of one’s house will be counted in the calculation of one’s means, even though one … Continue reading

The first ever proper plan to pay for sustainable social care? Hmmm. Cap it a Little? Or Cap it a Lot?

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Luke Davey’s unsuccessful Judicial Review case against Oxfordshire – analysed from a legal perspective

Luke Davey has lost his judicial review against Oxfordshire’s revised care plan in light of the cessation of the ILF. Luke Davey – High Court judgment in full What issues did this case raise? – The problem of dealing with clients who had been able to supplement the council’s care packages with ILF money, once … Continue reading

Luke Davey’s unsuccessful Judicial Review case against Oxfordshire – analysed from a legal perspective

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The conclusions from the Warehousing and Cost-Capping webinar

Here is a reduced size powerpoint with the conclusions, in legal terms, about the dodginess or otherwise of warehousing and cost capping Warehousing and Cost Capping Legal Principles – conclusions And for those who want to purchase the full length recording, and reasoning behind the conclusions, all you need to do is to write to … Continue reading

The conclusions from the Warehousing and Cost-Capping webinar

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Important survey – identifying the worst Care Act practices, for CASC-AIDr, the new advice charity launching in 2017

There’s a separate post on this site, about my latest cunning plan to preserve some notion of law mattering in adult social care – a post about a new charity, which I am launching in early 2017. It going to be called CASC-AIDr from now on – the Centre for Adult Social Care Advice, Information … Continue reading

Important survey – identifying the worst Care Act practices, for CASC-AIDr, the new advice charity launching in 2017

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Belinda’s direct action response to the government’s Autumn Statement – which effectively ignored the crisis in social care

After the New Year, Care and Health Law will no longer be offering half an hour of completely free advice about adult social care rights, to any and all individuals who ask for it, because Belinda is on her knees from doing so, and a girl has got to make a living somehow! However, Belinda and … Continue reading

Belinda’s direct action response to the government’s Autumn Statement – which effectively ignored the crisis in social care

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Belinda’s Alternative Autumn Statement!

Nobody seems to disagree, as such,  with the assertion that Adult Social Services and Care are in crisis. The adult social care budget constitutes the biggest area of duty-based and discretionary spend for councils, and supports some of the most vulnerable people in society. Ensuring sustainable levels of funding is critical – but no party … Continue reading Belinda’s Alternative Autumn Statement! »