Dementia widow wins fight to recover nursing home costs – The Times

Posted November 22nd, 2007 in care homes, elderly, fees, news by sally

“A dementia sufferer has won a landmark High Court battle to force the NHS to pay her nursing home fees.”

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The Times, 22nd November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Care home owners to fight Human Rights Act – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 29th, 2007 in care homes, human rights, news by sally

“Care home owners are expected to defend their right to evict residents and maintain profits.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th October 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Means testing for elderly to be ended – The Independent

Posted October 11th, 2007 in care homes, elderly, news by sally

“Means testing that has forced thousands of elderly people to sell their family homes to pay for their care in old age could be ended with a forthcoming Government Green Paper.”

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The Independent, 11th October 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

A catalogue of abuse: report demands law to protect elderly in hospitals and care homes – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2007 in care homes, elderly, news by sally

“Vulnerable elderly people are being subjected to neglect, abuse, discrimination and ill-treatment in the hospitals and care homes that should be looking after them, according to a report published today by a parliamentary committee.”

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The Guardian, 15th August 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Law Lords leave elderly out in cold – The Observer

Posted June 25th, 2007 in care homes, elderly, human rights, news by sally

“A ruling leaves elderly and vulnerable people in private care homes with no protection from eviction or ill-treatment, writes Jon Robins.”

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The Observer, 24th June 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

YL v. Birmingham City Council – WLR Daily

Posted June 22nd, 2007 in care homes, human rights, law reports by sally

YL v. Birmingham City Council [2007] UKHL 27 

“A private care home providing care and accommodation for an elderly person under contract with a local authority was not exercising ‘functions of a public nature’ within s 6(3)(b) of the Human Rights Act 1998 so as to allow that person to claim against the home under s 6(1) of the Act for breach of her Convention rights when it was sought to remove her from the home.”

WLR Daily, 20th June 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

YL v. Birmingham City Council and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted June 21st, 2007 in care homes, human rights, law reports by sally

Exercise of delegated council duty is a private function

YL v. Birmingham City Council and Others

House of Lords

“Where a private care home, under contract with a local authority, provided care and accommodation for an elderly person which the authority had been under a statutory duty to arrange, the care home was not exercising functions of a public nature so as to allow her to claim a breach of duty under the European Convention on Human Rights.”

The Times, 21st June 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Rights blow to elderly in private care – The Times

Posted June 21st, 2007 in care homes, human rights, news by sally

“Thousands of people who use hospital or school services contracted out by local authorities are without the protection of human rights laws, after a landmark ruling yesterday.”

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The Times, 21st June 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Private care homes not covered by human rights law – The Times

Posted June 20th, 2007 in care homes, human rights, news by sally

“Private care homes that look after elderly and vulnerable people on behalf of local authorities are not covered by human rights laws, the House of Lords ruled today.”

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The Times, 20th June 2007

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Ruling on care home residents due – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2007 in care homes, human rights, news by sally

“Law Lords are due to rule on whether the Human Rights Act applies to private care homes in England and Wales if residents are council funded.”

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BBC News, 20th June 2007

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Yet another regulator to monitor care homes and trusts – The Times

Posted June 8th, 2007 in care homes, hospitals, news by sally

“Underperforming NHS trusts and care homes face fines and closure under powers for a new health and social care watchdog, a leaked government document suggests.”

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The Times, 8th June 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Body exhumed in care home enquiry – BBC news

Posted June 5th, 2007 in care homes, elderly, news by sally

“The body of an elderly woman is to be the first of three exhumed by police probing seven deaths at a care home.”

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BBC News, 5th June 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Human rights battle over Alzheimer’s patient reaches Lords – The Times

Posted May 1st, 2007 in care homes, elderly, human rights by sally

“Elderly patients placed by the Government in private care homes should receive the same protection from human rights laws as they would in public facilities, the House of Lords heard today.”

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The Times, 30th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Lords to rule on care home eviction – The Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2007 in care homes, elderly, human rights, news by sally

“A company trying to evict an 83-year-old Alzheimer’s sufferer from a private care home it runs is facing a legal battle in a historic case that could affect hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people.”

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The Guardian, 30th April 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk