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Cartwright King’s committed Health and Community Care Solicitors can support you if disputes arise over care administered to you or a loved one by hospitals, care homes, children’s homes or community care providers. You can benefit from our compassionate advice and representation to ensure that your rights are protected.

Get in touch with our dedicated Court of Protection team now for the advice and representation you need.

How our Community Care Solicitors at Cartwright King can help you

With a team dedicated to dealing with community care issues, you benefit from specialist, personalised legal advice and representation. We’re perfectly positioned to ensure that you or your loved one has access to a high standard of care. You can count on our specialist advice to hold public bodies accountable for their duty of care to you.

We have a proven track record of helping people get justice in social care cases, including:

  • Community care assessments for adults and children
  • Direct payments and personal budgets
  • Cuts to public services for the ill, the disabled or the elderly
  • Funding for on-going care in the community under mental health legislation
  • Challenging local authorities on aftercare failures under the 1983 Mental Health Act
  • NHS funding for care including the payment of care home fees
  • Access to specialist medical treatment including life saving treatment

Benefit From a Free, Initial Telephone Conversation

Challenging a public body over community care and healthcare provisions can be an uphill battle. That’s why you can benefit from a free, initial telephone call with a specialist Cartwright King Community Care Solicitor to understand your rights and to discuss how we can best support you with the legal backing you need.

You’re under no pressure to instruct us, this call simply gives you a starting point before you make your next move.

There’s no substitute for speaking to one of our specialist Community Care Lawyers to get clear guidance on the best action to take for you or your loved one.

For immediate assistance, contact us today for your free* initial discussion. 

The discussion is completely informal and confidential, and is an opportunity for us to:

  • Get to know you 
  • Understand your situation
  • Agree how you want to proceed

*Please be aware that this is a ‘get to know you’ call and no advice will be given.

Why Choose Cartwright King For Community Care Issues?

Dealing with community care and healthcare disputes requires trusted and experienced legal advice and representation, especially when your wellbeing and standard of living are at stake.

Cartwright King does more than give you legal advice and send you on your way, we offer total support from start to finish, standing alongside you to ensure that the care needs of you or your loved  one are heard and taken seriously.

Our dedicated Community Care Lawyers work tirelessly to build your case to give it the best possible chance of success. We know that the threat of losing access to community care can affect your health and living standards. 

That’s why instructing us gives you the legal arsenal to ensure that you or your loved one has access to the care and support needed to maintain a good quality of life.

We listen, we understand and we genuinely care about your health and wellbeing. That’s why we offer sound, honest, reliable legal advice to ensure that you are heard and your legal rights are protected.

Instructing Cartwright King gives you the assurance of having access to dedicated Community Care Lawyers focused specifically on community care issues. 

Getting the right advice from proven specialists is the difference in securing the best outcome for you. When your health and quality of life are at stake, our Community Care Solicitors rise to the challenge.

We’re a trusted, resourceful Legal 500 top tier law firm with specialist solicitors that are calm under pressure, giving you advice and support that you can count on.

Legal Fees

For community care disputes, you might be able to secure public funding to cover your legal costs – subject to a financial means test. Alternatively, you could cover your legal fees through an insurance policy that you have.

If you are unable to secure public funding, or you don’t have insurance, Cartwright King offers several private payment options to keep you in control of your legal costs.

To discuss your eligibility for public funding or our private fee packages, get in touch with our Court of Protection team, now.

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Frequently asked questions.

Legal Aid may be available to cover the cost of health and social care matters. This means that a person’s legal costs could be wholly or partially paid from the Legal Aid Agency. 

Legal Aid is means tested, which means that the financial circumstances of the person benefiting from social care or healthcare will be assessed. 

Cartwright King will always advise you on whether Legal Aid is available. However, if you’re ineligible for Legal Aid, Cartwright King will discuss private fee paying options and payment plans with you. The priority is ensuring that you have access to the highest standard of legal representation.

Indeed. More often than not, the person in need of social care is not in a position to access legal advice because either they are a child or because of a disability, in which case, if you’re a family member or carer, it’s possible for you to open a case in the event of a dispute.

As a full-service law firm, we can assign specialists to act on behalf of adults or children who are unable to make decisions for themselves.

We can determine whether a judicial review may be possible. A judicial review is a way to challenge the lawfulness of a decision made by a public body, which a judge will review and rule on.

If a judicial review isn’t the best option for your case, we can help you appeal what you feel is an incorrect decision over a social care issue. Our dedicated Community Care Lawyers will scrutinise the decision of the public body involved in your case and compile evidence that supports your position.

We will ensure that your case is properly presented to give you the best chance of overturning a decision.