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Sheffield care home managers jailed for 120k fraud

Two care home managers who stole thousands of pounds meant for vulnerable residents in their care have been jailed.

Disabled Birmingham man to sue over night removal from home

Lawyers for a disabled man who was removed from his Birmingham home and taken to hospital at night are to sue his health trust.

Hampshire County Council proposes plans to charge 12,000 people more for care

Proposals to make about 12,000 people in Hampshire pay more for their care in a bid to save £1.5m have been announced by the county council.

Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty

On 7 July 2015 the Law Commission opened a consultation on the law of mental capacity and deprivation of liberty. (The consultation is now closed). We published an interim statement on 25 May 2016 and expect to publish a final report with our recommendations and a draft Bill in December 2016.

Westbury House nursing home closed following criticism

A nursing home has closed after a health watchdog found residents "were not protected from abuse and avoidable harm".

Personal social care budgets may be incompatible with cuts, PAC warns

Personal budgets for social care may result in worse outcomes for recipients as local authorities" drive for savings is prioritised over good results for users, the Public Accounts Committee has warned.