Monthly News October 2013 31 Oct 2013 Lincolnshire teen started college with no support A Lincolnshire teenager’s college career has stalled because Lincolnshire County Council failed to provide him with adequate support, the Local Government Ombudsman has found. 31 Oct 2013 New Joint Report with PHSO issued We have published a joint report with the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) into Reading Borough Council and the former Berkshire West Primary Care Trust. 24 Oct 2013 Northumberland County Council’s planning department provides “misleading” information to LGO Northumberland County Council has been heavily criticised by the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) for a catalogue of errors. 24 Oct 2013 Thurrock Council fails to provide adequate care for mother and child Thurrock Council failed to provide the correct services to a mother and her daughter, the Local Government Ombudsman has found. 22 Oct 2013 CYP issues newsletter launched The first edition of our new bulletin for children and young people's advocacy organisations is now available. 17 Oct 2013 Selby District Council told to apologise to couple following planning error Selby District Council has been told to apologise to a couple after officers failed to take into consideration their objection to a planning application. 16 Oct 2013 Councils’ use of bed and breakfast accommodation failing young people and families, says Ombudsman In a report published today, the LGO highlights the human impact of councils' inappropriate use of bed and breakfast to house the most vulnerable. 16 Oct 2013 Government review of ombudsman landscape is ‘timely and welcomed’ Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) Dr Jane Martin has welcomed the announcement by Rt Hon Oliver Letwin that the Government will review the current ombudsman landscape. The Minister’s comments were made this morning in front of Parliament’s Public Administration Select Committee. 08 Oct 2013 Cheshire East Council fail to inform vulnerable man’s parents of care plan Parents of a vulnerable adult should be involved in their local council’s care plan for their son, the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) has recommended. 04 Oct 2013 LGO tweets for National Customer Service Week The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) will be showcasing the wide variety of enquiries it receives with special ‘Tweetathon’ on Tuesday (8th). 02 Oct 2013 Local Government Ombudsman asks London Borough of Brent’s Highways department to reconsider its decision A Brent man had an application to build a vehicle crossover to his property refused – on the same grounds that a Planning Inspector found in his favour. 01 Oct 2013 Walsall MBC tried to move vulnerable teen without her consent Social workers at Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council caused undue distress to a vulnerable teenager when they tried to force her to move from the residential school she attended, the Local Government Ombudsman has found.