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Workforce

Local authority holds ‘good’ rating despite budget cut impacts on services

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Adults

Council’s ‘confusion and inconsistency’ left severely learning-disabled man in unsuitable housing

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Adults, Mental Health

Survey highlighting mental health discharge planning problems ‘no surprise’, experts say

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Adults

‘Care Act breach’ judicial review over provider fees dismissed

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Adults

‘Structural problems’ blocking take-up of direct payments in residential care, study suggests

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Adults

‘Significant reforms’ needed for care homes to survive, government report warns

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Adults

Lincolnshire financial abuse report calls for better adult social care understanding of coercion and control

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Adults

Local authority at fault for charging woman for care she did not receive

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Children

Ofsted praises children’s services’ ‘dynamic, professionally fertile’ environment

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Adults

Families with disabled adult and child members worst hit by post-2010 government policies

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Mental Health

‘Little or no improvement’ in user perception of community mental health services, survey finds

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Adults

Ombudsman upholding two-thirds of adult social care complaints, annual review reveals

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Children

School too easily reassured by lack of social work action in case of drug-misusing boy, review finds

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Adults

Delayed transfers of care hit 18-month low but targets still set to be missed

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Adults

Woman’s mental health ‘declined’ after council took two and a half years to complete support plan

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Royal Courts of Justice

Mental Health

Council must meet mental health aftercare costs for man already awarded £3.5 million in damages

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