More than 1,000 people in Lincolnshire lose 'basic freedoms'



More than 1,000 people were allowed by Lincolnshire County Council to have their basic freedoms taken away last year - because they were deemed unfit to look after themselves.
The council received 1,345 applications in 2015-16 to arrange care that would be considered a 'deprivation of liberty'.
That refers to cases where a person is subject to continuous supervision and is not free to come and go.
Cases are referred to the council where a person or organisation - for example a residential home - believes someone lacks the mental capacity to consent to that kind of care.
The council will... read more

 
16 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 27
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