Community Care services are those provided by social services and the NHS to help adults, children and their carers with their care needs. This can include help at home, respite care, access to the community, travel assistance, residential care and adaptations to your home.
The law in community care is used to challenge decisions made by local authorities and NHS trusts. The common breaches of law include; removal or reductions in care packages, delays or refusals in assessments and incorrect or unfair charges for necessary services.
If you are eligible for Legal Aid we can provide full representation (including case work and appearing in court) in the following areas
- Requesting, Reviewing & Challenging Care & Support Assessments for Adult Users and Carers
- Challenging Personal Budgets & requesting Direct Payments
- Challenging ‘Disabled Facilities Grants’ decisions
- ‘Safeguarding’ Investigations
- Securing Leaving Care Services for ‘Looked After Children’
- ‘Child in Need’ Assessment including disabled children
- Requesting aftercare services following sectioning under Mental Health Act 1983
- Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
To find out more about how we can assist you with community care, please click here