Karen Ashton
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Social Care ruling: 'Government needs to think again'

Judges have ruled that Birmingham City Council's plans to limit social care for disabled people are unlawful.

The families of four severely disabled people took the case to the High Court sitting in Birmingham.

The test case is the first in a series of possible legal challenges to councils around the UK mounted by those facing cuts to social care.

Karen Ashton, the solicitor representing the families, explained the significance of the ruling.

  • 20 Apr 2011