Community Care

Community Care Solicitor

Finding the right Community Care Solicitor is essential for getting the right Community Care services for you or someone that you care for.

Community care law covers a broad range of subjects, but its main function is protecting access to health and social services from the NHS and Local Authorities for vulnerable individuals.  It also covers proceedings in the Court of Protection . 

Local authorities can provide various community care services to individuals and their carers to ensure their well-being and independence in the community.

The NHS can provide funding for paying for care arising from nursing needs in both the community and in residential settings.

Community care law can be sensitive and personal in nature. It can be emotionally overwhelming for individuals faced with disputes relating to an assessment of needs and provision of community care services.

It can also be intimidating challenging decisions of authorities, but we firmly believe that the most vulnerable members of society are entitled to services to meet their needs from organisations that have the duty to help. 

With many years of experience, our team of specialists has helped clients seek justice on a range of sensitive matters.

Community Care Solicitor Services

Community care cases will often involve matters that overlap into other areas of law.

At RKB Law our Community Care Solicitors are specialists in community care law and are well equipped to handle overlapping community care cases by using our cross-practice specialisms in areas including; equality and discrimination law, mental capacity, Court of Protection, human rights, and public law.  

Our Community Care Solicitors can handle legal disputes in relation to the provision of health and social care services including:

 

  • Challenges of assessments of needs by social services and NHS for the provision of free continuing care.
  • Disputes relating to provision of care packages by social services and/or NHS
  • Challenging decisions to cut/reduce care packages in the community.
  • Paying for care.
  • Disputes between public authorities regarding responsibilities to provide community care or health care services.
  • Decisions relating to need for adaptations in the home to make the home safer or enable an individual to remain at home to avoid.
  • Provision of direct payments or individuals budgets.
  • Eligibility for care services for asylum seekers and migrants including support for children in need.
  • Challenges of age assessments of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and provision for support for care leavers.

Get in touch about your Community Care Case

Due to the delicate and complex nature of community care cases, a diverse team of specialists is required to ensure the best outcome for the individual’s care and wellbeing.

Decisions of Local Authorities and the NHS relating to community care services can be challenged through the court by making an application for Judicial Review

If an application for Judicial Review is appropriate then this must be made promptly and certainly with the three-month deadline.  Time limit for challenging decisions relating to NHS Continuing Care and continuing care assessments are different. 

While we are aware that social services and NHS departments are under constant strain, at RKB Law, ensuring the access to the right community care services for you or someone you care for is one of our core principles.

We are specialists in community care matters and we can guide you through the process to help you receive the support and care you need.

For further information or to speak to one of our Community Care law solicitors today please contact us on 01622 356 911 or fill in our enquiry form.

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