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02 May 2018
Parents up and down the country are using Crowd justice – a form of crowdfunding, to fund challenges to local authorities cutting special educational needs and disability (SEND) provision reports the Guardian.
30 April 2018
Investigation by the Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman (“Ombudsman”) into a complaint against Wiltshire County Council (“Council”) - Report number 16 015 946 – (“Wiltshire Complaint”)
28 March 2018
The Department for Education has invited professionals to comment and share their views on what makes a difference to children’s educational outcomes. Further, the government is looking for opinions and suggestions on how in practice, this can be improved.
23 March 2018
The media is rife with the news that a number of Clinical Commissioning Groups (the NHS bodies responsible for making decisions about NHS Continuing Heathcare) (CCGs) are at risk of legal action if they cannot show that their policies on where that care can be provided are lawful.
22 February 2018
Today marks #WorldEncephalitisDay. Encephalitis is a serious neurological condition that can have a severe impact on a person’s care needs. The consequences are often life-changing and individuals affected can be left with a need for care provision capable of meeting complex care needs.
05 February 2018
An enquiry into the long term funding for adult social care is to be launched by MP’s ahead of the government’s Green Paper this summer.
18 January 2018
The Care Funding Crisis has been a topic of debate for quite some time. Despite the Government’s commitment to ‘put the state-funded system on a more secure and sustainable footing’, extensive media coverage and various reports by Parliament, Age UK and the Care Quality Commission (“CQC”), effective progress towards tackling the immense pressures faced by our health and social care system remains to be seen.
04 January 2018
The Disabled Children’s Partnership is a coalition of more than 50 charities and organisations which have joined forces with families to launch the ‘Secret Life of Us’ campaign. More information on the Campaign can be found on the following website: https://disabledchildrenspartnership.org.uk/secret-life-of-us/
18 December 2017
The recently published annual review from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has highlighted a dramatic increase in the number of social care complaints being made.
06 December 2017
The Court of Appeal have recently ruled on a particularly challenging and important Care Act case where the Claimant’s care package had been drastically reduced by the Defendant Local Authority.
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