Best interests decisions when P’s views and wishes cannot be determined

By Katharine Shipley, 8th June 2021 (with additional material from P’s mother via Celia Kitzinger) The issue before the court is whether it is in her best interests to continue to live in a care home or to return home to her mother.   https://openjusticecourtofprotection.org/2021/06/08/best-interests-decisions-when-ps-views-and-wishes-cannot-be-determined/

‘I suppose it’s probably time to start looking at a care home, isn’t it?’

by Andrew Maclaren 2021-04-27 We’re a group of researchers, from different disciplines who are working together to try and improve the lived experience of older people. Nearly everyone wants to stay in their own home for as long as they can. But sometimes this isn’t possible, and some people have to start thinking about alternatives,Continue reading “‘I suppose it’s probably time to start looking at a care home, isn’t it?’”

The rising cost of residential care and lack of government oversight

Claire Sands writing for the Howard League for Penal Reform in January 2019 The National Audit Office (NAO) published a report on Pressures on children’s social care. It was produced against the backdrop of increasing strain on finances and services, particularly children’s services, that local authorities have been experiencing. It set out to examine recentContinue reading “The rising cost of residential care and lack of government oversight”

Deprivation of Liberty

There is nothing about living in a care home or supported accommodation which gives authority to deprive people of their liberty. But what does this mean in practice for frontline practitioners and managers? Well…“Care providers don’t have to  be experts about what is and is not a deprivation of liberty. They just need to knowContinue reading “Deprivation of Liberty”