The English Community Care Association (ECCA), has congratulated the East Midlands Care Association on its Judicial Review victory against Leicestershire County Council.
Martin Green, Chief Executive of ECCA, says:
"This Judicial Review is one of many that have shown care providers are being abused by local authorities, who are using their monopoly commissioning power to pay unacceptable fees for care services. This victory should serve as a warning to all local authorities that if they continue to behave in a dictatorial way, with no regard for the true cost of care, they wil find themselves in court and be judged as acting illegally."
Martin Green continues:
"The money and time that Leicestershire County Council has invested in defending unacceptable practice would have been better used supporting the development of care services to vulnerable people."