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R (Thomas Lindley) v Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

A defendant local authority had not created a legitimate expectation that a claimant resident of a care home that was due to be closed would be moved to a particular new care facility.

29 September 2006

The claimant disabled person (L) applied for judicial review of the defendant local authority’s decision not to send him to a particular care facility. L had resided for 20 years in a care home run by the local authority. He suffered from cerebral palsy, arthritis, dysarthia, was doubly incontinent and had restricted movement. When the local authority proposed to close the care home, it communicated its intentions to the residents and assured them, including L, that they would be able to move to a new facility and have their care needs met there. The residents had begun judicial review proceedings amounting to a comprehensive challenge to the local authority’s decision to close the home, but all except L had abandoned them, and he had alleged that there had been an inadequate nursing assessment by the local authority, that he had very severe care needs, and that the new care facility would be inadequate to meet them. The local authority’s nursing assessment of L was changed to...

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