You can instruct our Court of Protection solicitors who specialise in bringing and acting in complex proceedings relating to protecting the rights of vulnerable people.
We support friends, family members and advocates in cases relating to all aspects of a person’s well-being: general health and welfare, medical treatment, financial issues and mental capacity.
If you are unsure whether a person can make their own decisions or believe that someone’s views or beliefs are not being taken into account, we offer legal advice at all stages of mental capacity and community care.
We have an experienced team dedicated to giving advice around community care. This is a growing area which, although highly specialised, affects an enormous amount of people. Most of us will need community care advice at some point in our lives, but very few of us have the knowledge to know which of our rights are protected. We are here to help.
We can advise you about the help that your local council can provide to make your life easier. We can explain the social services assessment process to you and provide you with help to make sense of this. If you need adaptations to your home, help with shopping and housework as the result of an illness or a disability we can help. Sometimes people need the support of a social worker to help them keep appointments or access the community.
You may in unsuitable accommodation or have no accommodation at all and not be eligible for social housing. We can advise you about your local council’s duties to you in these circumstances. We can let you know if they need to provide you with accommodation. If you are vulnerable by way of illness or other reason and/or you have children you are likely to qualify for help.
If you are already being looked after by social services we can look at your care package to make sure you are getting everything that you need. We can also advise you about who should pay for what.
If you think you need help get in touch with one of the team.
Contact us to make an appointment with an experienced solicitor.