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Deaths prompt call for learning disabled adults to get named care coordinators

Original post from Community Care

‘……………by Andy McNicoll

Adult protection experts have called for learning disabled adults to be given a named care coordinator and have their health and social care needs jointly reviewed at least once a year, after analysing the circumstances surrounding two patient deaths. 726 more words


Poor training of care home staff leaving residents at risk, investigation finds

Original post from Community Care

‘……………by Rachel Carter

Community Care research finds residential care staff are missing out on vital training in dementia care, safeguarding and the Mental Capacity Act… 3,023 more words


Effect of the Connor Sparrowhawk Verdict and Puplic Accountability.

Over the past 30 years, public health and welfare systems, have been honed to perfect unaccountability,   self- preservation, and risk aversion.

No better proof of this, is the fact, it took two and a half years, over a million pounds, a public campaign, a coroner’s inquest… 357 more words


Winding your way down on Baker Street

The Court of Protection, in Aidiniantz v Riley 2015 were dealing with a high level of conflict between family members relating to the affairs of an 88 year old woman who lacked capacity to manage her own finances and other matters as to where she should live. 2,861 more words

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Stephen Hawking, and the difference between Capacity and Competance

The Mental Capacity Act, defines capacity, as,

the ability to make a decision’.

Whilst, competence, is defined, as

the ability to do something successfully or efficiently’ 620 more words


Profitable Retardation of the Autistic ? Learning 'Difficulty' conflated to 'Disability'.

Autism, despite its  vague, non pathological definition.

And, dodgy, uncontested, ever earlier, diagnoses.

Is the UK’s most costly medical condition.


Why ?

Because, autism, can, and is, being made, the ultimate cash cow. 729 more words

Court's power to get an expert report for free

Don’t get too excited, this power only works in Court of Protection cases. But it is still pretty cool.  

Re RS 2015


In this case, there was an application for authorisation of  a deprivation of liberty.  2,072 more words

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