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Community Care

Respite care: what does the law say?

Mental Capacity Bill discussed at Derry practitioner meeting

The Department of Health issued its draft Mental Capacity Bill for consultation in May 2014. The consultation period finished on 2 September 14. The meeting took this opportunity to discuss with practitioners the main proposals/changes in the Bill,...

Also labelled: Mental Health, Social Justice

Social justice in Action: Law Centre impact report 2014

Find out how we made a difference in 2014.

The future of advice

Roger Smith spoke on the future of advice in the digital age at the Law Centre's AGM in November.

Law Centre (NI) AGM and seminar 2014

Capacity Bill - Law Centre response

Also labelled: Mental Health, Social Justice

Human rights in social care: the McDonald case

This Law Centre briefing examines a recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights concerning an English local authority’s decision to remove the provision of a night time...

Practitioner meetings at the Law Centre

Advisers and other practitioners meet regularly at the Law Centre to discuss common issues and hear updates in law and practice in their area of work. Why not join into the next...

Also labelled: Social Security, Mental Health

Capacity Bill consultation ends 2 September

Reminder: the consultation deadline for the NI Mental Capacity Bill is 2 September.

Also labelled: Mental Health

Mental Capacity Bill explained

Also labelled: Mental Health

Training plan 14-15: supporting advisers

Find out more about  Law Centre (NI) Training Programme...

New Policy Bulletin

Law Centre (NI) Policy Bulletin 17 is out now, giving an update on policy issues the Law Centre has been working on in the first quarter of 2014.

Community care briefing: Domiciliary care eligibility

The Law Centre has a new community care briefing available on assessing eligibility for domiciliary care services.  This briefing examines a case taken by Law Centre (NI) in the matter of an Application by Kathleen McClean for...

Frontline 90 - Winter 13-14

Frontline 90 Winter 2013-2014 is now available online.

Transforming your care seminars UPDATE

The Rights in Community Care seminar series offers an opportunity to explore critical issues affecting the provision of social care in Northern Ireland against the backdrop of Transforming Your Care. The seminars feature speakers from both the...

Transforming Your Care – the RICC Seminar Series

Rights in Community Care will hold the first of a new series of seminars on 'Transforming Your Care' on Friday 6 September, 10.15 to 12.20, at Disability Action, Portside Business Park, 189...

How we select our cases

Find our how we select our cases:

Policy and casework news

The Law Centre's latest Policy and Casework bulletins are online now. Read them here: Policy Bulletin July 2013

Access to healthcare for migrants

An essential briefing for advisers and health service staff in Northern Ireland on the legal position on the rights of migrant workers to hospital and GP services:

Also labelled: Immigration, Social Justice

Policy news March 2013

Read our March 2013 policy bulletin. With news on welfare reform, tribunal reform, asylum support, trafficking, employment disputes, community care and...


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