Monthly News November 2013 29 Nov 2013 Family and friends foster carers being treated unfairly, says Ombudsman Carers who look after young relatives or the children of friends are being treated unfairly by some local authorities, the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) is warning. 29 Nov 2013 Government commitment to modernising governance of LGO is “long overdue but welcomed” Local Government Ombudsman (LGO), Dr Jane Martin, has today welcomed the publication of an independent review into the governance of the LGO. 28 Nov 2013 South Yorkshire family excluded from care planning for elderly relatives A dementia sufferer had to stay in respite care, despite his son arranging a private care package that could have allowed him to stay at home, a joint investigation by the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) and the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) has found. 27 Nov 2013 Family of teen with disabilities denied extra support by Calderdale Council Calderdale Council failed to produce a care plan for a girl with severe disabilities – potentially leaving her family without adequate support, the Local Government Ombudsman has found 27 Nov 2013 Advisory forum minutes now available The minutes from the third meeting of our advisory forum which took place on 4 July are now available. 19 Nov 2013 Birmingham woman suffers years of antisocial behaviour because of admin errors by city council A woman was forced to put up with a neighbour’s antisocial behaviour for more than two years because of failings by Birmingham City Council. 19 Nov 2013 Cambridgeshire County Council agrees to backdate benefits for family of boy with autism Cambridgeshire County Council delayed carrying out a core assessment on a six-year-old boy, leaving his family without the financial support package they needed to care for their son. 15 Nov 2013 Warrington teenagers denied speech and language therapy Fifteen autistic teenagers have been denied the speech and language therapy they needed for three years, an investigation has found. 12 Nov 2013 Bolsover District Council failed to follow correct procedures with public open space Bolsover District Council appropriated land designated as public open space without following the right procedures, the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) has found. 05 Nov 2013 Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council denies community sports club the chance to run disused facilities A Wigan sports club has been denied the chance of a new home in an empty community centre because of a flawed decision process, the Local Government Ombudsman has found.