Recovery of Damages for Future Care Costs Does Not Disentitle a Person to After-Care Services Under Mental Health Act 1983 – Garden Court Chambers

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in appeals, costs, damages, local government, mental health, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal determined that a person discharged from liability to be detained under s 3 Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA 1983) but who still required “after-care services” pursuant to s 117 of the Act was entitled to have his local authority provide such services under s 117 at any time before he had exhausted sums awarded to him in respect of costs of care for the injury he suffered.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 10th November 2017