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Case review: Deprivation of Liberty

A Deprivation of Liberty (DoL) must be legally authorised, even if the person in question is living in their own home and using privately-paid carers. The Court of Appeal handed down judgment in December in the case of Secretary of State…

Care home briefing 160 – Guidance on care home closures

The Department of Health, in conjunction with several other representative bodies, including the CQC, has recently published a good practice guide on ‘Managing care home closures’. The guide assists in defining roles and responsibilities, taking account of peoples wishes and ensuring…