If you spent some time in the care of a Local Authority, we are able to advise you as to your rights and entitlements as a former relevant child or qualifying care leaver. Such provisions might include rights to a Personal Advisor, assistance with employment, education and accommodation, and help with living expenses.
We can also determine whether you are a Child in Need under s. 17 Children Act 1989 and explain what type of support you are entitled to. If you have been given any decision by a Local Authority that relates to either the Care Act or a Child in Need assessment which you do not agree with, this may be challenged by way of judicial review and can be discussed with your legal advisor.
If you currently have a care package in place but are unhappy with it, we are able to assist, whether you believe your needs and circumstances have changed or perhaps you want to change the way your care is provided you can discuss this with your legal advisor and determine the best course of action.
We can bring about complex proceedings in relation to the rights of vulnerable people relating to the Court of Protection. These may involve issues with mental capacity, financial problems, or medical treatment.
Your Local Authority may be able to adapt your home or provide more extensive support as the result of a disability or illness. We are able to request this on your behalf.