Local Authorities who found themselves obliged to provide care for former mental patients were not free to charge for the services. The section imposing the obligation could not be looked at as a gateway provision before services were provided under other statutory provisions. The references by other sections to services provided under this section made that clear. The care was given by virtue of the councils’ obligations under the 1983 Act, not the National Assistance Act.
Times 15-Oct-1999, Times 17-Aug-2000, Gazette 28-Sep-2000,  EWCA Civ 239
England and Wales
Appeal from – Regina v Richmond London Borough Council, Ex Parte Watson; Regina v Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, Ex Parte Armstrong etc Admn 15-Oct-1999
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Health, Local Government, Benefits
Updated: 19 May 2022; Ref: scu.85459