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VULNERABLE CLIENT: Fraud exposed after failing to fund donor’s necessities

A man who used a power of attorney to steal GBP65,000 from an elderly friend in a care home has been jailed for 32 months. Brian Malam appropriated Margaret Wright’s money through a combination of bank transfers to his own account, direct spending and cash withdrawals, he was detected after he failed to put funds …

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Should You Pay for Extra Care because the Council is Paying Less?

Councils cannot allow multiple care home contracts to run in tandem The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman is cautioning councils against allowing the care homes they work with to have subsidiary contracts with clients following a complaint about Leeds City Council. The warning comes after it became clear the council had allowed Indigo Care …

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