“The person at the centre of the case (I’ll call him “Peter”) is a 71-year-old man who is held against his will in a #carehome that is not meeting his needs”.
By Celia Kitzinger, 28th October 2022
The person at the centre of the case (I’ll call him “Peter”) is a 71-year-old man who is held against his will in a care home that is not meeting his needs.
It’s a Section 21A deprivation of liberty case (COP13825795) before Her Honour Judge Buckingham, sitting (remotely) on 20thOctober 2022.
Peter was in court throughout.He is “deeply unhappy”.He conveyed his distress and frustration very articulately
Before moving to the care home,Peter lived in a guesthouse by the sea, with support from a personal assistant, the (clearly wonderful) “Jennie”, described by the Official Solicitor as “a positive supportive influence to which [Peter] responded positively and willingly”.
Apparently, the previous placement broke down for reasons associated with his alcohol consumption, which is why he is now in the care home.
A psychiatrist assessed Peter and reported that he…
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