Considering a less restrictive approach for Peter

Our Independent Advocate persuaded a hospital to offer an alternative to restraint for a man refusing treatment. Read more

Accessing Advocacy

We reflect on the key issue of access to advocacy, and what we're doing to promote it. Read more

Risk of unauthorised deprivation of liberties following fall in DoLS applications during COVID-19

The CQC has warned that many residents in care homes may be unlawfully deprived of their liberty, following a drop in DoLS applications. Read more

Helping Joe

How our Advocate and the Return to Care process helped Joe, after he was moved from his local area and began to go missing from his residential care placement Read more

Helping Sam to re-imagine his future

Our Return to Care process revealed exploitation in Sam’s life and helped him to re-imagine a better future. Read more

Solicitors challenge the lack of COVID-19 guidance for people in supported living

Solicitors challenge the lack of guidance about COVID-19 for disabled people in supported accommodation, in contrast to the guidance available for residents in care homes. Read more

Implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards has been delayed until April 2022

Care Minister Helen Whately has said the new date will be after April 2022, to give more time for councils, care providers and the NHS to prepare. Read more

Unlocking the shutters of lockdown

The long term impact of shielding and self-isolation needs to be recognised and tackled as we unlock our communities. Read more