Human rights law introduced without fanfare

Posted on September 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

By NEIL GRANT, partner at Bevan Brittan Solicitors

The awaited extension of human rights to cover independent care home providers has been introduced.

From 1st December 2008 private and voluntary care home providers in England and Wales must act in accordance with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in providing services to local authority funded clients.

It means that a person receiving local authority funded accommodation and c

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