Monthly News June 2013 21 Jun 2013 Daventry District Council left disabled man without suitable accommodation for three years A disabled man has been left to live in unsuitable accommodation for three years because Daventry District Council wanted to save money, the Local Government Ombudsman has found. 18 Jun 2013 Southwark Council housed family in temporary accommodation for 18 months Southwark Council (London Borough) left a vulnerable family in cramped, temporary accommodation for 18 months with little contact – then tried to evict them with only nine days’ notice. 12 Jun 2013 Councillors call for more direct support from the Local Government Ombudsman LGiU inquiry highlights strong support for the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) but calls on the Ombudsman to provide a distinct offer to elected members. 11 Jun 2013 Birmingham City Council mishandled homeless application Birmingham City Council failed to deal with a homeless family properly meaning a woman and her four children had to live in a one-room Bed & Breakfast for over 4 months. 04 Jun 2013 Kent County Council failed to support abandoned child Kent County Council failed to provide proper support to a boy when he became homeless after his parents had abandoned him, a report by the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) finds. 04 Jun 2013 Kent County Council overcharged when providing care services An investigation by the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) has found that Kent County Council overcharged the public for non-residential care services it provided for over 18 months. 04 Jun 2013 Report of an investigation into care provided by a care home and a nurse The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and the Local Government Ombudsman are today publishing a report of an investigation into a complaint which identified service failures and maladministration by NHS Wakefield District Primary Care Trust and Wakefield Metropolitan District Council. 03 Jun 2013 West Sussex County Council mishandled care costs assessment West Sussex County Council has been criticised by the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) for the way in which it assessed a woman on her contributions towards her care costs.