Sadly it is the most vulnerable in society who often have the most difficulty accessing the health and social care services that they desperately need or struggle to cope with sub-standard care.
Our solicitors are experts in community care claims and can help with both the process to secure the health and social care you need and help if the care provided to you is inadequate or unsafe.
When you are discharged from a hospital, you will need to ensure that you are getting the best possible local health and local authority care. It is crucial that your needs are put at the forefront of any assessment.
The care needs of an individual can vary from something as simple as the need to be monitored to extensive round-the-clock specialist care. The purpose of the care is to enable you to live as independent a life as possible within your local community. Unfortunately, local authority and local health Trust budget cuts can be a factor which leads to inadequate care packages. Assessments often fall short of what is reasonably required, and there can often be some delays before care is put in place.
How we can support you with community care disputes
When a dispute arises, taking on the local authority or the local health Trust may seem very daunting. At Anthony Collins Solicitors, we have a specialist team who can provide you with expert advice and assistance on a range of issues relating to community care, including challenging decisions and protecting your best interests.
There are many different areas of which you may find you need assistance and our expert solicitors are happy to give free, impartial initial advice regarding your options which may include:
- community care assessments;
- direct payments and personal budgets;
- disputes over residential care payments;
- disputes over healthcare/medical treatment; and
- funding for health and social care including NHS continuing healthcare disputes.
We will discuss with you the best way to fund the legal costs of your case. So if you find yourself in need of support, regarding a community care claim, please contact us.
Legal aid can still be applied for in certain types of cases. We can advise you on the best option, individually tailored to your particular needs and personal circumstances.
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