Luke Clements

Luke Clements is the Cerebra Professor of Law at Leeds University and is a solicitor.

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Coronavirus Act threatens care for disabled people

A Position Statement from the Disability Law Service & Professor Luke Clements. Disabled children, disabled adults & carers need special protection in a time of crisis. The last decade of ‘austerity economics’ has seen savage cuts to local authority funding …

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The Coronavirus Act 2020

Updated 4 April 2020. This briefing considers: 1. The main provisions of the Act – this section briefly describes these as they apply to social care in England and Wales – (although click here for a more detailed briefing concerning …

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Coronavirus Bill Impact assessment.

My good colleague Steve Brett has drawn to my attention the Impact Assessment for the Coronavirus Bill produced by the Department of Health and Social Care.   It is an important document as it explains (among other things) the Government’s reasons …

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The Coronavirus Bill and the Emergency Powers (Defence) Act 1939.

When trying to make sense of the Coronavirus Bill – we should keep in mind the dissenting opinion of Lord Atkin in Liversidge v Anderson [1942] AC 206. It was a case heard at the height of the Second World …

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The Coronavirus Bill, social care & SEN

  The Government has published the Coronavirus Bill.  It is the most draconian legislation enacted since the Second World War and suspends a whole raft of legislative duties – not least in relation to health, social care, social security and …

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Previous Posts

Disabled children, their carers and Coronavirus

Is ‘indignation’ old fashioned?

No such word as ‘can’t’

The Queen’s Speech

NHS Personal Health Budgets: new rights and new guidance

NHS Continuing Healthcare statistics

Unacceptable delay:

Anniversary quotes

Unfortunately … there is no legal footing to justify us not funding

Under 5’s school transport

Education Committee Report on SEND

Post-16 students and free school / college travel assistance

So what do you do?

Direct Payments for Young People

‘Omg … will it never end’

Pre-payment cards and direct payments

Charges for community care

DWP and MoJ unlawful inaction

Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) and social care responsibilities

Extra care housing: ‘just in time’ systems are for cars not care

Post-19 education transport costs

NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) and transitions into adulthood

NHS CHC and supine council leaders

Staying in a care home when savings spent

Can you cope?

Elaine McDonald

Personal Budgets: the tail and the dog

The charging regulations and injustice

Is Britain Fairer? No.

Continuing Health Care Funding and End of Life Care

Families with severely disabled children should not have to live like this.

Improving Flexible Working Rights for Carers

Disabled Facilities Grants and young people in England

The Misuse by local authorities of their ‘protection’ powers

Pet care costs and social care charges

The accessibility of Disabled Facilities Grant application forms

Another fall in NHS Continuing Care (CHC) numbers

Difficult questions require a ‘plan’: ‘transitions’ as an example.

Autistic children and care assessments

Administering a cap on costs [2]

FACS and fiction

52% of Carers are Refused Flexible Working – the Law Needs to Change

Carers and their Rights: Guide

Means testing children’s healthcare ~ by stealth

Musical beds

Direct Payments Research

Social care reform: avoiding the obvious [1]

N v. Romania (2017)

The Torbay judgment: from the micro to the macro

The Barking Ordinary Residence decision

The Cheese Sketch

“That’s what your DLA is for”

School transport costs rising

Deconstructing the social care ‘meal’

A dismal judgment

Another good judgment

What’s the point of section 5?

A human catastrophe

National Audit Office Report on NHS Continuing Healthcare

School Transport and local authority information failings

R (JF) v Merton LBC ~ High Court Social Care Law Assessment judgment

Home adaptations for disabled children and young people

New Edition of the “Cerebra Accessing Public Services: Problem Solving Toolkit”

Keynote address to the BASW Cymru Conference ~ text

Social Services & Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (updated briefing June 2017).

The Conservative Manifesto and social care

Social Care in Wales: A Guide for disabled children and their families

Community Care & the Law – 6th Edition

Care Act 2014 updated briefing (January 2017)

School Transport Guide

Late Spring 2016 Newsletter

Challenging reductions in care packages

New Disability Law Hub

Cerebra Problem Solving Toolkit 2016

New Edition ~ Disabled Children: Legal Handbook (2016)

Carers Movement – YouTube resource materials

Carers and Their Rights

Lecture Series: Assessment, Care Planning & NHS Continuing Care

Does your carer take sugar? Carers and Human Rights

Putting the Cart before the Horse: Resource Allocation Systems and Community Care

The European Union Structural Funds and the Right to Community Living

Disabled Children Parents’ Guide: Social Care, Housing and Health

Disabled Children Education Guide

The European Union and the Right to Community Living

R (McDonald) v Kensington and Chelsea (2011)

Social Care Portability Bill

Transitions in Mental Health Care

A Care Council Wales Guide to Child Care Law

The Equality Act 2010 and Carers

Carers Guide To The Law