Bringing Lucy Home

By Claire Martin, 14th April 2021

Twenty-eight year old Lucy (not her real name) usually lives in a shared home with one other resident and two 1:1 carers.  On the night of  9th-10th March, while in their professional care, she suffered two fractures in her right leg and was taken to hospital. She’s still in hospital nearly a month later. There’s been no formal explanation about how Lucy’s leg was fractured and the police are now involved.   Mr Justice Hayden commented that ‘the fracture is really quite alarming’

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Promoting Open Justice in the Court of Protection Source: https://openjusticecourtofprotection.org/2021/04/14/bringing-lucy-home/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

So, the urgent issue of Lucy’s unexplained double leg fracture starkly illustrated for me the need for careful decisions around establishing her needs, where (and how) she is best cared for.  It emerged that, despite Lucy having 1:1 care in a small home of only two residents, she somehow sustained two fractures in her right leg on March 10th 2020.

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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