Human Rights in the care home sector

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

By NEIL GRANT, partner at Bevan Brittan LLP

Independent sector care home providers in England and Wales who provide residential care services to residents under contract to local authorities are to be bound by the Human Rights Act 1998.

Providers will be public authorities for the purposes of the Act on the basis they are providing “functions of a public nature” in looking after local authority funded clients. This change in the law, contained in section 145 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008, will have significant implications for the care sector given that local

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