Adult Social Care Myths to be busted by @CASCAIDr during its fundraising campaign 4-15 December

These are our favourites but we’ll vary them if there is a big demand for some others we’ve not yet come across: please email belinda@cascaidr.org.uk with your nominations • You can’t have an assessment – you couldn’t possibly qualify! • You can’t have an assessment unless you try prevention and re-ablement first (for years!) • … Continue reading

Adult Social Care Myths to be busted by @CASCAIDr during its fundraising campaign 4-15 December

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FREE LINK to a webinar on the Care Act Judicial Reviews, so far!

I doubt that it has escaped the notice of this blog’s followers that I’m involved in starting a social and health care specialist legal advice charity called CASCAIDr. If you tweet, go to CASCAIDr’s aims and story and please plan to follow @CASCAIDr before the end of the month. It will launch in January, and … Continue reading

FREE LINK to a webinar on the Care Act Judicial Reviews, so far!

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A suggestion for CQC when it comes to scrutinise local authorities’ and CCG’s performance – why not focus on legal literacy?

Readers may be aware that CQC has started to scrutinise local authorities and CCGs in a programme of visits culminating in a report to the Secretary of State for Health. CQC normally regulates providers of care and health, but there is provision for this sort of ‘special’ review of commissioning, too, in the legal framework. … Continue reading

A suggestion for CQC when it comes to scrutinise local authorities’ and CCG’s performance – why not focus on legal literacy?

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Analysis of the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Luke Davey’s unsuccessful Care Act case

Court of Appeal – Davey judgment is the link to the judgment of the Court of Appeal – in the first case to reach this level, so far, under the Care Act. Mr Davey has (not surprisingly, it has to be said, with all due respect to his legal team) lost his case. It is … Continue reading

Analysis of the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Luke Davey’s unsuccessful Care Act case

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The Queen (on the application of JF acting through his mother and litigation friend KF) v Merton LBC

Well, what do you know? It seems as if community care law is still in existence, and needed, even – as a measure of accountability, in very difficult times! Councils have a legal obligation to keep up staff’s competence, and will thus have to ensure that the message is properly conveyed, to both senior and … Continue reading

The Queen (on the application of JF acting through his mother and litigation friend KF) v Merton LBC

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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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