Archive for the 'carers' Category

Regulation of healthcare professionals – Law Commission

“The Law Commission has accepted a referral from the Department of Health to review the regulation of health and social care professionals.”

Full press release

Law Commission, 16th February 2011

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Deane v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – WLR Daily

Deane v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2010] EWCA Civ 699; [2010] WLR (D) 162

“In determining whether a claimant seeking Carer’s Allowance was ‘receiving full-time education’, so as to be excluded, it was erroneous to ask how many hours were actually spent on the activities which were defined within the applicable Regulations.”

WLR Daily, 28th June 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Grandmother wins Kent County Council foster care ruling – BBC News

“A grandmother has won the legal right to be paid as a foster carer for looking after her granddaughter.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Mouth tape’ care worker sentenced – The Independent

“A care worker who ‘humiliated’ an 89-year-old dementia patient by taping his mouth shut and forcing him to lie on the floor was given a suspended jail sentence today.”

Full story

The Independent, 19th October 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Woman forced to quit job wins new rights for carers – The Guardian

“Millions of people trying to combine work with caring for disabled or elderly relatives will have the right to claim against employers who discriminate against them in refusing to offer flexible working, following a ruling yesterday by the Employment Tribunal.”

Full story

The Guardian, 28th November 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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