NM, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Islington & Ors  EWHC 414 (Admin)
Community care – Duty of care – Accommodation – Parole Board
There was no obligation to undertake an assessment as to provision of accommodation and support services when the possibility of the Claimant’s release from prison was merely speculative.
29 February 2012
(i) The Claimant applied for judicial review of a decision by the Defendant’s social services department not to conduct an assessment of his needs under section 47 of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990, with a view to provide accommodation and support services to him if he was released from prison.
(ii) The Claimant was detained under a sentence of imprisonment for the protection of the public and had been assessed as having significant learning disabilities. He had expressed an interest in moving to London upon his release.
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