Inclusion London’s intervention in the R (Davey) v Oxfordshire County Council Case
Davey v Oxfordshire County Council is a vital case which will determine how far the flagship Care Act goes in promoting our wellbeing, choice and control and independent living. lnclusion London has intervened in the case. Read our submission here.
Inclusion London’s intervention in the case of Davey v Oxfordshire County Council
Inclusion London has been granted permission to intervene in the first case under the Care Act 2014 to reach the Court of Appeal: R (on the application of Davey) v Oxfordshire County Council. This case is vital, because it will determine how far the flagship Care Act goes in promoting our wellbeing, choice and control and independent living.
Due to time constraints, the Court only let us put in a very short submission, in which we highlighted the fact that local authorities cannot assume unpaid carers will meet needs. We also argued that social workers must consider the impact of their decisions on future wellbeing. The Equality and Human Rights Commission also intervened in this case to highlight the importance of article 19 of the UN Convention on the rights of Person’s with Disabilities when considering cases under the Care Act.
Our submission to the court can be read here: R (Davey) v Oxfordshire County Council written submissions Inclusion London.pdf
If you want to find out more about the case, see materials from our DDPO Legal Network meeting, where we discussed this case in detail