The term community care is used to describe services provided by social services and the NHS to help adults and children with health, education and social care needs. This includes help with care at home, respite care, adaptations to a property to help someone remain in their own home, decisions about what care is to be provided and the right care environment, discharge from hospital, funding for care and help with meeting long-term care needs.
Community care law is often used to challenge decisions made by public bodies including the NHS and social services. Complaints can be made in a number of ways, including internal complaints procedures, appeals and Judicial Review.
The expert team of community care solicitors at Martin Searle Solicitors has experience providing community care legal advice and representation to service users, carers and family members. We can advise on all areas of community care law including:
Our community care lawyers have expertise, built up over many years, working with older people, their families and carers. The team is skilled at helping clients and families who are facing a crisis, for example when an individual is moving into a nursing or care home or when their care needs change. We also provide sensitive support to clients who have begun to experience memory problems.