Other areas of social welfare law

Community care

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2 September

Disability Rights UK publishes new materials on making local communities inclusive

Materials, including guidance for disabled people's organisations and local authorities, designed to help meet obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Public Sector Equality Duty under the Equality Act.

02 September, 2014

1 September

Survey reveals lack of public confidence in care system

Results of survey by Care and Support Alliance - which represents 75 major charities - include that six in 10 people are not confident they will receive sufficient care, with proportion rising to seven in 10 for those aged over 60.

01 September, 2014

29 August

Couple awarded £10,000 compensation for delay of over two years in giving them a personal budget

Local Government Ombudsman also finds that the couple did not receive adequate housing advice and their housing application was not prioritised in accordance with the council's housing policy, and in addition the council continued to charge council tax on the couple's former home even though an exemption should have been applied.

29 August, 2014

26 August

Terry McCue, as guardian of her adult son Andrew McCue (AP) v Glasgow City Council

Court of Session judgment considers whether petition for judicial review was correct way to challenge local authority assessment of needs of man with Down syndrome, and decisions arising from that assessment.

26 August, 2014

14 August

870,000 older people ‘do not receive crucial care help’, says Age UK

New research shows that that nearly a third of people who have difficulty in carrying out some essential activities of daily life do not receive any help formally from care workers or informally from family, friends or neighbours.

14 August, 2014

12 August

Scottish Government allocates £518,000 to alleviate food poverty

Money to support 26 projects across Scotland providing services that include increasing food provision, promoting healthy eating, benefits and other advice and linking food providers across a local area.

12 August, 2014

8 August

Most local authorities will not ringfence Independent Living Fund resources

Disability Rights UK reports that freedom of information inquiries it made to local authorities highlghts that most do not have robust plans to ring-fence resources for social care support to people who would have received ILF support.

08 August, 2014

7 August

Additional £5 million health and social care funding announced in Scotland

Funding, which will be targeted at seven health boards, will aid further development of intermediate care, helping people to stay in their own home instead of going into hospital in the first place, and services that support people to regain their independence so they can return home sooner after a hospital stay.

07 August, 2014

X & Ors (Deprivation of Liberty)

Preliminary judgment from President of Court of Protection which considers the practical and procedural implications for the Court of Protection of the large increase in its case-load which will follow in consequence of the Supreme Court's decision considering deprivation of liberty safeguards.

07 August, 2014

Labour would integrate social care and health to fund NHS shortfall

Joining up services would help prevent cost to NHS of delayed discharge from hospital due to a lack of home adaptation, according to Shadow Care Minister Liz Kendall

07 August, 2014

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