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  • Explaining The Care Act Easements

    Explaining The Care Act Easements

    Sheffield City Council has provided information explaining the changes it may need to make, if necessary, to social care provision in accordance with the new Coronavirus Act 2020 legislation which gives the Council powers to streamline present assessment arrangements and prioritise care. These measures are referred to as the Care Act easements.

  • Call for Action as Government Moves to Suspend Care Act

    Call for Action as Government Moves to Suspend Care Act

    Serious concerns have been raised about the implications of the Coronavirus Bill regarding the human rights of vulnerable groups, including disabled people. The Coronavirus Bill suspends the Care Act. The second reading of the Coronavirus Bill is today, Monday 23 March. DRUK are calling on disabled people to act now by writing to their MP, tweeting them or otherwise contacting them to explain their concerns.

  • Know What to Say If You Are Ever Refused An Assessment?

    It’s useful to know that CASCAIDr (the Centre for Adults’ Social Care – Advice, Information and Dispute Resolution )provides online guidance and “Self Help suggestions of ‘What to Say’ in various situations relating to your rights to health or social care services, including if you are refused an assessment of your adult social care needs.

  • Davey Appeal Ruling

    A severely-disabled man has lost an appeal over local authority cuts to his care package in a decision described as ‘devastating’ by disability rights organisations.This was the first case brought under the wellbeing duty of the Care Act and it clearly demonstrated the limits of this duty. It is worth bearing in mind though that the case was mainly lost because of factual evidence.

  • Disabled man loses ‘Care Act breach’ Case in High Court

    Luke Davey, 40, brought a judicial review on the grounds Oxfordshire council’s decision to reduce his weekly personal budget by 42% was unlawful as it posed a direct risk to his wellbeing.

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