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Changes to social care law mean that people will now have a personal budget based on an assessment of their needs. The City of Edinburgh Council wants to hear views on how they work out how people make a contribution to their personal budget. The consultation offers some background and…
The Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) has approved proposals to initiate a consultation exercise to close over half of NHS Residential Care Homes in Northern Ireland. Of the 19 residential care homes in Northern Ireland, the 10 homes identified for eventual closure are: Northfield House in Donaghadee William Street…
Proposed legislation which has the aim of promoting public health and reducing alcohol related offending is being scrutinised by the Health and Sport Committee who has issued a call for views on the proposals. The Alcohol (Licensing, Public Health and Criminal Justice) (Scotland) Bill which was introduced by Dr Richard…
Equally safe is a consultation on proposals including to create specific offences concerning domestic abuse and the introduction of statutory jury directions in sexual offence cases. The Scottish Government is seeking views on the following five specific issues: 1) The question of whether the current criminal law reflects the true…
Following a consultation under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government, the Department of Health has now published some changes to Mental Health Act (1983) Code of Practice. This consultation proposed changes to legislation governing the treatment of people with mental health problems. The consultation received 344…
A consultation on proposals to create specific offences concerning domestic abuse and the non-consensual sharing of private, intimate images, the introduction of statutory jury directions in sexual offence cases, the extra-territorial effect of the law concerning sexual offences committed against children and the circumstances in which a court can grant…
Proposals to help victims of Domestic Abuse and Sexual offences have been announced in a consultation by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Speaking at the Scottish Women’s Aid conference in Edinburgh yesterday, the First Minister confirmed that the consultation would seek views on how legislation can be used to better support…
New guidance to ensure people with both a mental health and substance misuse problem receive the treatment they need has been published for consultation by the Welsh Government. Having both a mental health problem and a substance misuse problem - whether severe or moderate – can cause people and their…