Ombudsman reprimands council over support for vulnerable people

By Martin Ford | 13 June 2019

Councils have been reminded of their obligations to support vulnerable people by the Ombudsman after Suffolk CC halted assessments for a deafblind couple’s care plans because of a dispute.

The couple wanted their support worker to attend meetings with the council to discuss care package reviews.

But Suffolk CC said it was not appropriate for the support worker to attend and wanted an independent advocate there instead.

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