Community care law is the law that governs your entitlement to help and services if you or a relative has a physical or mental health condition. Problems can relate to services provided by social services or the NHS, as well as some community services provided by voluntary organisations.
Some examples of how we may be able to help include:
- Obtaining or challenging Care Act assessments.
- Challenging service decisions, quality of service, withdrawal of service and cost capping.
- Challenging charges for community care services.
- Obtaining or challenging a personal budget or some other form of direct payment.
- Advising carers on their rights.
- Challenging hospital discharge decisions or the care package to be put in place to facilitate them.
- Advising on children’s services.
- Advising on the right to NHS funded care services and/or challenging decisions based on a decision support tool determination.
- Advising migrants who have health and/or care needs.
- Advising on safeguarding issues and referrals.
Judicial Review challenge
The firm recently acted for the mother of an autistic man in a judicial review challenge to a funding authority’s refusal to fund the costs of her transport to allow her to participate and support his rehabilitation. We are hoping to appeal the High Court decision and have received support from National MIND.