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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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  AC 206. It was a case heard at the height of the Second World …Read More
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 …Read More