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Reminder: CASCAIDr’s FREE ‘Care Act Principles’ Podcast Series!


From 21st September to 21st December, every Thursday lunchtime 1.15-2pm, we’re delving into the legal world of adult social care principles in England & Wales.

Explore the web of duties, rights, and key cases with expert insights for those engaged in or curious about the care system. 

Whether you’re a professional, a family member, or just someone eager to understand the legal principles of care, this series is designed for YOU.

Today’s Podcast looks at error of law and breach of statutory duty – in adult social care law cases about meeting needs, and direct payments, over the last 3 decades, to help people know what to look for.

Click here for more information, and join us on this enlightening journey and empower yourself with invaluable knowledge. Please share & spread the word! 

In this edition:

  • Adult social care complaints decisions explored: 
    • Kent County Council at fault after imposing a charge without properly investigating the relationship it was taking account of.
    • A gentleman missing three weeks of medication lead to fault being found with Stockton-on-Tees Council
    • Lancashire County Council at fault for an unreasonable delay in finding suitable long-term accommodation for a man in a psychiatric hospital.
    • Lancashire County Council at fault for failing to arrange mediation following a relationship breakdown between a resident’s family and the care provider.
    • Thurrock Council criticised for being at fault for not involving someone in their own safeguarding enquiry or informing them and their family of the outcome.
  • Legislation and Caselaw: 
    • Guy’s And St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust v VA & Anor– Best interests decision following severe brain injury
  • Other Articles Include: 
    • Independent Care (Education) and Treatment Review & Government Response
    • National Audit Office Report – Reforming adult social care in England
    • Social care reform fund cut by 58%, NAO report finds
    • Professional body needed for Monitoring Officers, alongside increased training and sanction powers, says new research report
    • Councils rationing adult social care through ‘subjective’ eligibility judgments, finds think-tank 
    • More staff found to be practising illegally as social workers, says regulator 
    • Adult social care gets fourth cabinet minister in two years
    • Letter to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care: opportunity to reassess funding announcement
    • SCIE appointed to support government’s £42m reform fund 
    • Green Party feels Labour are “scared to have bold ideas” surrounding social care
    • Funding for non NHS-organisations for one-off payments   
    • Birmingham’s Priory Healthcare charged after patient’s death ‘contributed to by neglect’ 
    • NHS review reveals barriers to ethnic minorities accessing care  
    • Legal claim settles over abuse at Devon care home 
    • Unpaid carers’ health damaged by shortage of care services   
    • Disabled patients’ needs are unmet in hospital, report shows   
    • EHRC on Disability Action Plan 
    • Update on Martha’s Rule  
    • Test case to challenge rise in social care charges for disabled Glaswegians
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