The Cheshire West judgement made by the Supreme Court in March 2014 defined deprivation of liberty in a way that makes it much more likely than before to apply to people living in housing with care and other supported living settings.
This briefing for social housing providers on the legal framework for deprivation of liberty was written by Joanna Burton of Clarke Wilmott solicitors on behalf of the National Housing Federation and the Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN).
It is divided into two parts:
- Explaining the relevant law
- Outlining the responsibilities of social landlords