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NORTH YORKSHIRE CHALLENGED ON DISABLED HOLIDAY COSTS

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North Yorkshire CC is being challenged in the high court over its decision not to pay the whole cost of a disabled ...
North Yorkshire CC is being challenged in the high court over its decision not to pay the whole cost of a disabled woman's summer holiday, reports the Yorkshire Post (p8).

The case is being brought by a man who has cared for his physically and mentally disabled sister for over ten years. His counsel says he wants respite relief, and claims the council's interpretation of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act, which obliges councils to give holiday funds, was 'illogical'.

The council's lawyers say the authority is doing all it is empowered to under the law, by paying for the additional costs incurred by her disability. The hearing is continuing, with the decision to be reserved.
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