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News and Press Archive June 2011

22 June 2011
Two councils criticised for handling of allegations made by a foster child
The Ombudsman has issued a report criticising the way Peterborough City Council and Lincolnshire County Council dealt with allegations made by a foster child against her foster carer’s daughters.

17 June 2011
Bristol City Council responsible for poor standard of care of an elderly woman in a care home
The Council failed to monitor whether the placement was meeting the woman's needs.

17 June 2011
Bromley Council criticised for "inexcusable" delays over elderly man's care
The elderly man was living in unsatisfactory conditions at a care home arranged by the Council and receiving an inadequate standard of care for a considerable period of time, perhaps as long as 18 months.

07 June 2011
Help for those concerned about adult social care
A statement from Dr Jane Martin, Local Government Ombudsman and Acting Chair of the Commission for Local Administration.

02 June 2011
East Staffordshire Council’s response to planning appeal criticised
East Staffordshire Borough Council failed to robustly defend an appeal against its refusal of a planning application.

01 June 2011
Welwyn Hatfield Council criticised over car parking charges for blue badge holders
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council did not take into account its legal duties to people with disabilities when it introduced car parking charges for blue badge holders.