For a copy of the 2019 Social Care law Newsletter – with updates for England and Wales click here.
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has developed an on-line resource detailing the ombudsman’s contact with each English council – including (if you click on ‘annual statistics’) a copy of his annual ‘report’ letter. These letters are mostly bland – but for a few naughty councils – they make interesting reading. To access the tool – click here
For an interesting paper in the BMJ by David Oliver click here
A new (7th) edition of Community Care and the Law has been published by the Legal Action Group for details click here.
The most recent NHS Continuing Healthcare figures (to end of March 2019) show a slight increase in the total number of people being funded. However there is a continuing fall in the number of standard NHS CHC decisions. It appears that in the last 2 years there has been a 9% reduction in Standard NHS CHC numbers and a 5% increase in Fast-tracks (now amounting to 35% of the total).
For a paper by Luke Clements, Emily Holzhausen and John Bangs outlining how the existing law concerning carers’ rights relates to the Government’s ‘Universal Personalised Care’ proposals click here.
To access a Petition to stop the detention of people with autism & learning disabilities in ATU’s click here.
For an earlier ‘post’ concerned families being wrongly accused of fabricating or exaggerating their disabled child’s needs – see ‘Can you cope’. A follow up, and equally disturbing, report has been covered by Radio 5 Live as ‘Parents accused of inventing children’s illnesses’. For a link to the BBC article on this click here and to listen to the programme click here.