R (N) v Coventry City Council [2008] EWHC 2786 (Admin)

"This case concerns the assessment by Coventry City Council of the claimant's needs under section 47 of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 and its decision to refuse him support under section 21 of the National Assistance Act 1948. It turns, in particular, on the meaning of "care and attention" in section 21, as interpreted by the House of Lords recently, and the ambit of Article 3 ECHR in the context of community care legislation." (para 1)


Claim dismissed.


Mr Garnham QC (Sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge)

James Presland (instructed by Coventry Law Centre) appeared on behalf of the Claimant

Bryan McGuire (instructed by Coventry City Council) appeared on behalf of the Defendant

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