Section 21(1)(a) of the National Assistance Act 1948 provides for accommodation for people in need of care and attention:
Anyone who was claiming Incapacity Benefit, because of disability or illness, prior to 31st January 2011 will continue to receive it, but no new claims have been accepted since then. Anyone wishing to make a claim of this type will now have to claim for Employment and Support Allowance instead.
A recent Court of Appeal decision considered whether a local authority had a duty of care towards its social housing tenants.
Temporary hostel or refuge housing does not constitute suitable accommodation for determining whether a person is homeless, if the homeless person is expected to occupy it for a longer period than is reasonable
A Buckinghamshire man has been freed from a restrictive covenant requiring him to make his property available to council tenants, following a recent appeal.
The general rule regarding a person’s funeral is that the executor of the estate has the right to make any necessary arrangements. Where there is no will, the person granted the letters of administration of the estate has the right.
Community Care is an area of law that focuses on the provision of services by either the local authority or the primary care trust.