I have been asked to look at this for you. I apologise for the delay in keeping you waiting.
What you have to accept is whether the vindictive daughter is allowed to do this or not and whether the care home is allowed to do it or not, the fact remains they are.
You can’t beat either of them with a rolled up newspaper until they agree to let you see your aunt and they will not, your only remedy is to take both of them to court. You may find that the home is not particularly willing to enter into litigation and may capitulate at the threat of court proceedings particularly if they come from a solicitor.
You may find that a strongly worded letter from a solicitor threatening a court application and an application for costs, may focus the mind without actually the need to get to court.
As it is, if the daughter does not have Power of Attorney over Health & Welfare, then she is not allowed to dictate who the aunt sees. In the same way that the home will not want to get involved in litigation, they didn’t want to get into a family argument so they simply took the line of least resistance.
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