It is anticipated that as lockdown restrictions ease, and particularly with children and young adults returning to education, cases of meningitis will start to rise.
This is a very sad case, where Mrs McDonald’s daughter Rachael became concerned about her mother’s overly apologetic behaviour within the care home. She was so concerned she decided to monitor her mother’s care and placed a camera within her mother’s room. The footage shows Mrs McDonald a 68 year old lady with dementia, being verbally and physically abused. The footage has led to criminal proceedings and internal disciplinary action being taken by the home.
At Anthony Collins Solicitors we have represented the families of vulnerable people who have suffered different forms of abuse, including cases where the family has obtained evidence, either video or audio of sickening physical, verbal and emotional abuse. We have helped families to bring claims for compensation, to enable the injured person to receive proper care in the future and treatment for the often significant emotional and psychological consequences of the abuse. We can also point families in the right direction with advice about the various regulatory bodies that they may be able to take the matter further with.
At Anthony Collins Solicitors we are committed to representing and supporting vulnerable people and their families. We also have a team committed to providing advice and acting on behalf of those people who have lost the capacity to make decisions regarding their own care.
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As we continue to emerge from lockdown measures and deal with local measures and the short and long term economic impact of Covid-19, local authorities will need to re-assess how services will be delivered for years to come.
The Government first announced plans for a shared ownership right to buy in October 2019. At the time the sector raised concerns about the impact the plans would have on housing associations ability to borrow. An election and a pandemic later the Government announced, during the CIH Housing Festival last week, the return of the right to shared ownership as part of its Affordable Homes Programme (AHP).
Two final pieces of the possession jigsaw have been published on 15 September 2020. Mr Justice Knowles’ working group on possession proceedings has issued its guidance on the “overall arrangements” for possession proceedings.
One change proposed by the Building Safety Bill is the introduction of a duty holder regime, which will see statutory responsibility for the safety of higher risk buildings placed on key individuals
Throughout this pandemic, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been publishing various “Statements on Coronavirus” (Statements) which provide guidance on consumer rights during this time.
A recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the UK means new measures are being put in place in an effort to reduce the risk of a second wave. Whilst the impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt, it is important to remain focused on the sector’s road to recovery.
Sometimes half an hour at a conference gives you the reality that has been staring you in the face all along. That was my experience watching “Change is on the Horizon”
Following our recent e-briefing on Possession Notices, Helen Tucker and Emilie Pownall from our housing litigation team discuss the impact of the changes on social landlords.
Not only has the possession stay been extended until 20 September, the notice periods to be given to tenants has been extended in certain circumstances with some important exceptions.
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