A transition order has come into force as of the 1st April 2015 which states that local authorities must treat Needs Assessments which are 'completed' under after the 1st April... read more →
DLS has submitted a response to the Government's proposed consultation regarding a cap on care and the proposed appeal system. View our response here.
The government has released proposals today for the creation of a new appeals system for Adult Social Care. The consultation also consults upon the details of the new Cap on... read more →
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has decided today (20 May 2014) that the withdrawal of night-time care from Mrs McDonald by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea... read more →
With changes being made to most services it was only a matter of time before the Government turned its attention to the special educational needs system in England. Draft legislation... read more →
High Court Judge Mr Justice Charles dismissed an application for judicial review by the Disability Law Service against the Secretary of State for Justice Kenneth Clarke at an oral hearing... read more →
A disabled woman from Islington, Valerie Garnham, has today lost her battle against the Secretary of State for Health that she should receive Direct Payments for the care she needs... read more →
Currently the individual London boroughs all contribute to a total fund of £26.4 million per year to a scheme which funds charities that work across several boroughs or right across... read more →