Southwark LBC, ex p Hong Cui [2000] 2 CCLR 86 (QBD)

Section 21 National Assistance Act 1948 – destitute – assessment

In assessing whether a destitute person needs assistance under s21 National Assistance Act 1948, a local authority must focus on the specific practical difficulties faced by that person and not on whether, considered in the abstract, the person ought to be able to fend for him/herself.

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