Sunderland City Council, R (on the application of) v South Tyneside Council  EWHC 2355 (Admin) (2011) PLLR 047
Community care – Local authorities – Duty of care – Residency
Hospital stays do not ordinarily constitute a break in residency when determining the appropriate local authority to exercise a duty under section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983.
15 July 2011
(1) This case concerned whether either, and if so which, of two local authorities had a duty under section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 of providing after-care services upon the eventual release of a young woman, SF, aged 23 from compulsory detention for treatment.
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