Parents' gift to help daughter buy house did not imply deliberate deprivation

South Gloucestershire Council was wrong to decide that an elderly couple's gift to their daughter deliberately deprived them of capital in order to reduce care costs, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found.

The couple gave their fourth child money to buy a house in order to match gifts they had made to their three older children several years previously. The council has been ordered to apologise, pay GBP250 compensation, and reconsider its actions.

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