Council is breaking the law says High Court


Birmingham Council’s plans to cutback on social care and offer the services only to people whose needs are ‘critical’ have today been outlawed by the High Court.
The new money-saving plans would have deprived around 4,000 people in the City of social care. The High Court ruling says that the Council plans would be breaking the Disability and Discrimination Act. The decision may be seen as a test case by organisations who want to challenge council cuts elsewhere in the country.
Erdington MP Jack Dromey has welcomed the High Court ruling. He said: “Birmingham City Council thought they could ride roughshod over the needs and legal rights of our society’s most vulnerable individuals. Today the law has protected them but that should have been the job of Birmingham City Council.”
The Council is considering an appeal. Their spokesperson said: “Birmingham faces a huge financial challenge, with adults and communities having to make a share of the savings like all other directorates, and we need to assess the impact of this decision.”

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One response to “Council is breaking the law says High Court

  1. Maybe councillors subsidising their living expenses on the pretext of council business can then afford to have their relatives go into private care homes. Unfortunately a lot of the electorate rely on these homes such as Abbotsbury for either temporary accommodation, respite etc.