Community Care Newsletter – October 2013

Community Care Newsletter – October 2013


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This bumper edition covers all developments in community care law between July and September 2013.

This month’s newsletter includes:

  • A new series with in-depth analysis of key aspects of the Care Bill
  • A closer look at two developing areas of judicial review: reliance on EC treaty rights by those who otherwise have no recourse to public funds
  • S.47 assessments and care planning for prisoners nearing release
  • Consideration of three nationally important cases arising out of the latest round of spending cuts
  • The challenge to Worcestershire’s maximum expenditure policy
  • The challenge to the bedroom tax
  • The appeal to the Court of Appeal in the Barnet/ EasyCouncil case

Also included is a special feature on cases involving former relevant children, and the latest updates on the government’s proposals to reform legal aid, judicial review, and even the public sector equality duty. Finally, we bring you case reports and comments on all other community care cases decided during the summer, including cases relating to age assessments, no recourse to public funds, s.117 (mental health aftercare), care home funding, and costs in cases where judicial review proceedings are settled before a final hearing.

You can view the newsletter by clicking here.

This bi-monthly newsletter, edited by Jonathan Auburn and Benjamin Tankel, provides news and comment on all recent and upcoming developments in community care law. To subscribe to this, our any of our newsletters please fill out this form.


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