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NHS continuing healthcare & Adult Social Care Blog | April 2022 Review

This month, Solicitor Charlotte Bell takes a look at the latest news for NHS continuing healthcare, Adult Social Care and The Mental Capacity Act...
  1. This article explores the impact of the loss of Covid-19 funding and the pressures it has placed on adult social care. To read the full article, CLICK HERE.
  2. A recent case concerning P who was unlawfully deprived of his liberty in a care home has received over £300,000 in compensation from the local authority. P who had diagnosis of autism and learning disability was reportedly subject to highly restrictive arrangements from February 2010 to April 2017 whilst resident in a care home. This included a door locked with an alarm, one to one supervision for up to 14 hours a day and restrictions on his access to internet and social media. Despite the family’s concerns and P’s objections, the local authority failed to refer his case to the Court of Protection and denied him the opportunity for to challenge the restrictions. To read the full article, CLICK HERE. 
  3. A mother of an autistic girl who died in an inpatient facility is campaigning for ‘Lolly’s Law’. Lauren’s family are campaigning for change to stop children and adults to be detained under the Mental Health Act or sent to hospital far away from home. Whilst the government has pledged to end all inappropriate out-of-area mental health placements, there still remains active placements. To read the full article, CLICK HERE. 

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Blog by: Charlotte Bell | Solicitor 

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