Case Law

Ordinary residence and section 117 aftercare: R (Worcestershire County Council) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care [2023] UKSC 31

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By Tim Spencer-Lane Introduction The issue in this case was which of two local authorities was responsible for providing and paying for aftercare services under section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) for a particular individual. Section 117 places a duty on health authorities and local social services authorities to provide aftercare services […]

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