The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is supporting the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).
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- The Care and Support Guidance 2014 explains how councils should assess a person’s financial contribution. It says:
- People with care and support needs are free to spend their income and assets as they see fit, including making gifts to family and friends. This is important for promoting their well-being and enabling them to live fulfilling and independent lives. However, it is also important that people pay their fair contribution towards their care and support costs;
- There are some cases where a person may have tried to deliberately avoid paying for care and support costs through depriving themselves of assets, either capital or income. In such cases, the Council may either charge the person as if they still possessed the asset or, if the asset has been transferred to someone else, seek to recover the lost income from that person;
- The person must have known they needed care and support. Avoiding charges must have been a significant motivation in the timing of the disposal of the asset. The person must also have expected to have to make contributions towards his or her care charges.
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Justices reject appeal despite Lord Wilson saying impact of cap was ‘undoubtedly harsh’
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Vulnerable children are being locked up in B&Bs and caravans as swingeing funding cuts mean local councils are unable to place them in formal care settings, critics have warned. Hundreds of those affected – some as young as 10 – who are at risk of exploitation are becoming “completely invisible”, as they are incarcerated in unregulated accommodation due to a lack of secure
— Read on www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/children-locked-up-cuts-b-and-bs-funding-commissioner-report-england-a8915636.html
An investigation has begun into a major care provider after police were called in over alleged psychological and physical abuse of patients with learning disabilities at one of its homes. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said inspectors would be reviewing these and similar services run by the NHS contractor Cygnet Health Care across the country – and appealed for anyone with
— Read on www.independent.co.uk/news/health/care-home-abuse-care-learning-disability-cygnet-whorlton-hall-durham-cqc-a8908081.html