Sandeep, David and Sally lived in residential accommodation in Newport Pagnell that was funded by Hackney Council (because they were originally from Hackney). Hackney Council were going through budget cuts and felt it would be cheaper to move Sandeep, David and Sally to units in Hackney, even though they had been settled in Newport Pagnell for several years.
Sandeep was supported by his Independent Mental Health Advocate to argue that their relocation might interfere with their right to respect for home and family life as they were living as a community or ‘family’ together and had a right to be consulted about the re-location. Following this, the council decided not to move them.
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