This story will be of interest to those who regularly raise the situation where a Local Authority suggest that unless a family makes a regular top-up to care fees their loved one may have to move to a cheaper care home. Previous threads have shown how, understandably, families faced with this threat often pay up, though instances of LAs actually carrying out such a threat seem very scarce. We don't actually know whether the mother concerned did have dementia, but it's quite likely, and anyway the story will be of interest regardless as the reason for her being in a care home are not necessarily relevant. Here we have the Local Government Ombudsman ruling against a council and stating that the Council was wrong. My guess that in the end the council will be shamed into coughing up the compensation.