Health Care and Social Care

It can be overwhelming to try to navigate the UKs health care and social care systems, especially if you are worried about your wellbeing or that of a friend or family member.

Our NHS and social welfare systems were first introduced following the end of WWII and each subsequent government has added further laws, regulations and guidance resulting in a hugely complex system. The most recent reforms arrived in the shape of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, and the Care Act 2014.

The health and social care systems work with each other but both include multiple departments and professional bodies. As a result it can be very difficult to understand how the system works and which department or body is responsible for making decisions and providing services.

How can SAS Daniels help with your health and social care queries?

We can help you to understand your legal entitlement under the relevant legislation, challenge decisions and ensure your best interests are protected. If there is a dispute over which agency should be providing or funding services we can advise and help you resolve this matter.

When advising clients, our solicitors don’t just provide the advice and send you on your way. They will take the time to get to know you and understand your situation to ensure that the advice they provide is tailored to your individual needs.

Our team are experienced in dealing with a wide variety of cases involving health and social care funding and provision, so you can be assured that however complex your matter we will be on hand to help. Some of our recent cases have involved:

  • Challenging a Local Authority care package to increase the care provision for a disabled young adult;
  • Assisting a family to recover top up payments made to a care home, which should have been funded by the Local Authority under mental health legislation;
  • Advising a family whose disabled child was transitioning from children’s services to adult services and helping them to understand the financial implications of funding changes.

We also ensure our team are easily accessible. You can visit us in either of our four offices in Stockport, Macclesfield, Chester or Congleton, whichever is easiest for you. If you are home bound or in hospital and can’t make it in to one of the offices, we will come to you.

If you have a query regarding the health or social care systems and the provisions of funding or services, please contact a member of Elderly, Care & Mental Capacity.

Our team can also help when it comes to choosing a care home. It’s important to make sure that your chosen home meets your requirements. To help get you started, we’ve written a useful guide on the steps to take: Choosing a care home – a step by step guide.