Regina v Gloucestershire County Council ex parte Radar: Admn 1998

It is not sufficient for an authority to discharge its duty under the Act by writing letters to those affected or potentially affected and offering them reassessment.
Carnwath J said: ‘In some areas of the law that might be an adequate response, where those affected can be assumed to be capable of looking after their own interests, and where silence in response to an offer can be treated as acceptance or acquiescence. However, that approach is not valid in the present context. The obligation to make an assessment for community care services does not depend on a request, but on the appearance of ‘need.”


Carnwath J


[1998] 1 CCLR 477


Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970


England and Wales

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CitedSavva, Regina (on The Application of) v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Admn 11-Mar-2010
The claimant challenged the defendant’s policies on caring for elderly people within the community saying that it provided insufficient funds, and the procedures for review were inadequate and infringed her human rights. . .
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Local Government, Health

Updated: 28 May 2022; Ref: scu.402613