Regina (Savva) v Kensington and Chelsea Royal London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Posted November 4th, 2010 in budgets, community care, disabled persons, law reports, local government by sally

Regina (Savva) v Kensington and Chelsea Royal London Borough Council [2010] EWCA Civ 1209; [2010] WLR (D) 275

“When exercising its duty under s 2 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 to make arrangements to meet an individual’s needs, a local authority was entitled to consider what that individual’s needs were in relative terms as the starting point for calculating the personal budget allocated to meet them, and had to give reasons for its decision.”

WLR Daily, 3rd November 2010


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

Personal Care at Home Act 2010

Posted April 9th, 2010 in community care, legislation by sally

Personal Care at Home Act 2010 published

Full text of Act (PDF)


Medics ‘flout’ community care law – BBC News

Posted September 29th, 2009 in community care, mental health, news by sally

“The government seriously underestimated the number of psychiatric patients who would need to be forced to take medication, the BBC has learned.”

Full story

BBC News, 29th September 2009


Council told to pay family for disabled woman’s care – The Guardian

Posted August 3rd, 2007 in community care, compensation, disabled persons, news by sally

“A council is today told to pay a family compensation of almost £100,000 for failing to arrange suitable care for a disabled young woman, in a ruling that will sound alarm bells in town halls across the country.”

Full story

The Guardian, 3rd August 2007