Direct Payments & Personal Budgets

Direct payments and personal budgets allow individuals some flexibility in deciding how their assessed social care needs should be met. If you are eligible for care and support, a plan will be prepared which will focus on the outcomes you wish to achieve and the help you need to do so. The care and support… Read more »

Local Authority Funding for Care

If you need care and support during your daily life then your Local Authority must (subject to your agreement) undertake an assessment of your needs. The assessment will identify how your need for care impacts upon your wellbeing, the outcomes you want to achieve and accordingly what level of care you actually need. If you… Read more »

NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding

Care home providers and managers

Our Elderly, Care & Mental Capacity team acted on behalf of a client who was in a care home and whose needs were reviewed by the NHS with a view to assessing whether or not she was entitled to NHS Continuing Healthcare, which in effect would mean that her nursing home fees would be paid… Read more »

Lasting Power of Attorney Objection

Signing Document

Our Elderly, Care & Mental Capacity team acted on behalf of a client who was in his 90’s, with full capacity, who had appointed his step daughter as his attorney. When it came to registering the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) with the Office of the Public Guardian, the client’s two daughters (who he had… Read more »

Care Home Contract Issues

Signing Document

Our Elderly, Care & Mental Capacity team acted for a client who wanted to challenge the terms of a care home contract that related to her husband. He had been occupying a room in a residential care home for over a year when the care home decided that they could no longer cater for his… Read more »

Protecting a Mother’s Assets

Houses

Our Elderly, Care & Mental Capacity team act as Court of Protection Deputy for a client who can no longer deal with her own financial affairs. It is a sad case and the client concerned has a long history of depression and has had significant mental health difficulties over the course of the last few… Read more »

Care Funding Advice

One of the main areas of concern for our clients and their families is how care is funded. We also find that due to the limited amount of help and advice that people are given when a family member is going in to care, often we are the first port of call for people when… Read more »

Justine Clowes

Justine Clowes, Partner at SAS Daniels LLP

I am Business Owner, Joint Head of Macclesfield Office, Head of Private Client and Partner. I specialise in wills and wealth planning, powers of attorney and court of protection legal matters, with a strong focus on working with people who lack mental capacity and their families. I have a special interest in legal services that benefit… Read more »