113,600 DoLS applications were made last year compared with 10,900 in the previous year according to new figures just published by the Health & Social Care Information Centre.
The figures cover 116 councils who submitted returns for all 4 quarters last year and show the effect of the Supreme Court judgment in P v Cheshire. The fact that 54% of the applications are pending decision also shows the strain on resources that this increased workload is creating.
The full report can be downloaded from the HSCIC website here.
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