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Article 1 jun 2022
Independent report published on care sector challenges
The care sector is facing many challenges; a rising demand for services, high turnover rates, poor terms and conditions, and low pay, all largely stemming from a lack of public funding. These issues have been compounded by the pandemic straining the sector further. Vacancies in the adult social care sector hit 10% in March 2022, up from 5.9% in May 2021, and waiting lists for home care are at an all-time high.
Case review 26 jan 2022
High Court examines the issues of future care, double recovery and capacity
In February 2010, the claimant suffered a brain injury and physical injuries whilst detained in hospital. Liability was established in favour of the claimant and the quantum trial took place in May 2021. There were various considerations in this case, but two of the key issues in dispute related to future care and capacity.