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Law Society Publishes Deprivation of Liberty Guidance

Law Society Publishes Deprivation of Liberty Guidance

Following the Supreme Court ruling in the case of Cheshire West last year the Law Society have now published comprehensive guidance about Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

personal budgets in mental health

personal budgets in mental health

Think Local Act Personal and the NHS Confederation has published a new briefing looking into personal budgets in mental health. The briefing identifies people with mental health problems who might benefit from personal budgets, such as people who frequently use crisis services, those who often end up in A&E, people in recovery services, teenagers who are unwell and could be supported at home, and young people moving from children’s to adult services. It also provides the latest policy context, an overview of the evidence that supports the introduction for personal health budgets for people who use mental health services, key messages for NHS leaders (based on interviews with 20 senior leaders involved in introducing PHBs) and outlines the of the challenges people face in good implementation.

Discretionary Housing Payments and DLA - New considerations

Discretionary Housing Payments and DLA - New considerations

According to DWP survey evidence, some 75% of Councils take Disability Living Allowance into account as income when deciding on an award of Discretionary Housing Payments. But a recent Judicial Review in Sandwell Council suggests that any council taking DLA into account in assessing income for DHP awards needs to consider it very carefully. The implication of the Judicial Review will be of significance for other councils and may impact disabled people faced with the bedroom tax.

Is Welfare Reform Working?

Is Welfare Reform Working?

In 2010 the Coalition Government introduced a plan for radical overhaul of the welfare system. This research, commissioned by SW HAILO and carried out by LSE Housing & Communities, examines the aim of moving people who are dependent on benefits into work and how it is being achieved.


Hoarding for Frontline Practitioners

27 Apr 2015

***SOLD OUT*** Places available for our 24 June 2015 date.

making the connection: adult safeguarding, housing and the care act 2014

6 May 2015

The focus of most discussion about the Care Bill, now the Care Act 2014, has not included the safeguarding aspects. This event addresses that gap with a particular focus on the implications for housing providers.

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Making the Connection: Adult Safeguarding, Housing and the Care Act 2014 - Birmingham

Join us in Birmingham with Imogen Parry for this half day event, 6 May 2015!

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