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Recently, the Supreme Court has given a judgment regarding ‘ordinary residence’ and the circumstances in which someone is discharged from detention in hospital.
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People visiting care homes in England will have to pay for Covid-19 Lateral Flow Tests from April 2022, the Government has said.
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Allowing visitors into care homes is crucial for maintaining the quality of life of residents and also allowing family and friends to maintain contact with their loved ones.
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Cerise White takes a look at the law surrounding family visiting loved ones in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Lilian Efstathiou looks at the consequences of Covid-19 on the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
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Lillian Efstathiou takes a look at the position on visiting loved ones in care homes during the current lockdown.
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Natasha Hejabizadeha, solicitor at Guile Nicholas, explores how auto-enrolment works in practice for those who receive assistance from carers.
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Natasha Hejabizadeha and Melissa Law will be speaking at Meadowside Care Home for its National Care Home Open Day on Friday 19 June 2015.
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Six students are given free accommodation and live at the nursing home, and in return they talk to residents, hold workshops and even give lessons in graffiti, art and computing.
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Maria Nicholas, director at Guile Nicholas, says if funding remains a challenge in respect of implementing CA 2014, this will place local authorities in real difficulty.
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On 29 January 2015, the Department of Health published a report on what progress has been made against tackling abuse of the vulnerable and elderly following the horrendous situation uncovered at Winterbourne View care home in 2012. The question is, has any real progress been made?
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Lexis Nexis recently interviewed one of our directors Maria Nicholas regarding the impact regulations for disputes relating to care and support between local authorities will have on the sector.
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Social care provision and the European Convention of Human Rights.....
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A Court of Protection case decided earlier this year, in which Guile Nicholas represented the second respondent, has provided useful guidance on what local authorities can be expected to do as part of safeguarding vulnerable adults’ investigations. The case of HS (A Local Authority v HS (2013) EWHC 2410 (COP) (2013) MHLO 58) concerned a vulnerable young lady with Down’s...
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A mother fighting as litigation friend on behalf of her 17 year old disabled son has recently lost a judicial review claim in the High Court against Worcestershire County Council. The claim sought to overturn the Council’s policy to impose a maximum spend on providing care to disabled individuals in their own home. The maximum spend cap is proposed to...
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A mother fighting as litigation friend on behalf of her 17 year old disabled son has recently lost a judicial review claim in the High Court against Worcestershire County Council.  The claim sought to overturn the Council’s policy to impose a maximum spend on providing care to disabled individuals in their own home. The maximum spend cap is proposed to...
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The Queen’s Speech (May 2013) raised a number of issues (none of them terribly surprising) and this brief article will summarise the proposals for changes to be made to social care in the UK. A Care Bill will introduce a £75,000 cap on the amount people in England have to pay for social care, in order to end a situation...
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If someone is deprived of their liberty and this is authorised by the Court of Protection, is up to the care home or hospital in question to determine how, or if, to regulate any restrictions on that person. It will be surprising to most that currently there is no legislation or statutory guidance which sets out how mentally incapacitated people...
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The government is currently consulting on regulation in care homes, and wants to hear from anyone who has an interest in this subject, whether it be from a business perspective or from someone residing in a care home, or someone whose family member is. Part of the aim of the consultation is to “enable providers to achieve the highest standards...
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Following a scathing independent report into the systematic abuse of patients at a Bristol care home, GN Law director Andrew Guile believes the Care Quality Commission’s role in maintaining standards is more important than ever. The watchdog was among numerous organisations and authorities criticised in the inquiry, published after an eleventh and final care home worker this week admitted to...
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