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Legal newsletter March 2018

Brick by Brick

Mind reviewed over 200 articles and reports about housing and mental health as well as conducting in-depth interviews with people with a wide range of mental health problems and different housing situations and the result of these findings was Brick by Brick.

Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey UKEAT/0260/16/BA

An employer directly discriminates against a non-disabled job applicant if it rejects them because it believes their condition could develop into a disabling condition.

DL-H v West London Mental Health Trust & Another (2017) UKUT387 (AAC)

A patient was detained on a section 37/41 since 2006. He had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and personality disorder. He applied to the First-tier Tribunal who decided that he should remain in hospital.

JMcG v Devon Partnership NHS (2017) UKUT 348

The mental health tribunal cannot defer a patient's discharge to a date after their renewal.

Mind research - the impact of legal aid cuts on people with mental health problems

'An unjust system?' shows that 50% of people who don't get legal aid because of LASPO have mental health problems.

Leaving hospital; briefing on discharge from mental health inpatient services

We have produced this briefing which sets out some of the guidance and standards about discharge from hospital and looks at whether this is happening in practice.

Monitoring the Mental Health Act: 2016/17

The CQC's annual report published in February. The news? Detention rates up, collaborative care planning down.

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