I am a trainee solicitor. I primarily support other solicitors, working within a team for six months at a time. I gain valuable experience working within a range of different teams at Moore Barlow, supporting them in providing the high level of service that our clients have come to expect. Whether working directly with clients […]
New national service will assist people affected by major trauma and raise awareness of issues faced by patients NHS funding for major trauma centres and rehabilitation at an all time low during Covid-19 London based law firm, Moore Barlow, is proud to announce the launch of a new national service to assist people affected by […]
Moore Barlow Partner and Head of Major Trauma Service, Trevor Sterling, along with clients, Hannah and Mostafiz McWann, have told ITV London News about the impact Covid-19 has had on people with serious brain injuries and others living with “hidden” conditions. Moore Barlow has supported Hannah Mcwann and her family since December 2017. Hannah suffered […]
Judicial Review is a process that allows individuals or organisations to challenge the lawfulness of policies, decisions or actions made by a public body or those exercising a public function. This is how you can challenge decisions, the grounds for challenge and the remedies available to individuals. Examples of bodies that can be judicially reviewed: […]
If you have been sectioned under the Mental Health Act 1983 then you may be entitled to free aftercare when you leave hospital. This blog explains what section 117 aftercare is, who is entitled to it, how long it lasts and what to do if it is not provided. Who is entitled to free aftercare? […]
Individuals with a primary health need are entitled to fully funded care from the NHS. This blog explains NHS Continuing Healthcare, how to apply if you think you or a family member might be eligible, the assessment process and what to do if you disagree with the decision reached. What is NHS Continuing Healthcare? Continuing […]
It is generally accepted that the health and social care sector is facing some of its greatest challenges to date. People are living longer; there has been an increase in the number of people suffering from diseases such as dementia; and there is a general lack of funding for community services. The impact on society […]
NHS Continuing Healthcare is a package of care funded entirely by the NHS for individuals who have complex, ongoing needs. To be considered eligible for this type of funding, which is not means tested, an individual has to demonstrate that they have a primary health need, which means that their need for care and support […]
The Coronavirus Act 2020 amends key legislation in light of the current pandemic and aims to alleviate the burden on those areas which are most affected. Health and social care is an area that is under immense pressure and already scarce resources are being called on to help manage the impact of the virus on […]
Court of Protection I am an experienced Paralegal in the community care and public law team. I work alongside the personal injury and medical negligence team providing advice and assistance in relation to use of Attorneys and Deputies. We help the most vulnerable in our society – the elderly, disabled and children. I advise potential […]
Mental capacity NHS continuing care applications and appeals Care Act 2014 Best interest decisions and meetings Court of protection I specialise in community care and mental capacity matters. I advise clients on all aspects of community care and best interest decisions. I act for a variety of clients in securing the right package of care […]
I am a solicitor in the community care and public law team. We help the most vulnerable in our society – the elderly, disabled and children. My clients often need support in accessing and understanding NHS and social care services to ensure they have all the support and assistance necessary either at home or in […]
Welcome to the third and final podcast in the series looking at NHS Continuing Care.
Welcome to the second in a series of three podcasts looking at NHS Continuing Care.
Welcome to the first in a series of three podcasts looking at NHS Continuing Care – ‘What is Continuing Health Care and Eligibility’
For anyone requiring long-term care the impact on family can be devastating, but for farmers it can affect their business as well as their home life – and often the two are intertwined. The financial implications of a farmer unable to work the land, or a family carer having to run the farming business at […]
The FTAdviser reports this week on the risk of litigation if a financial adviser has failed to consider all of the possible options for funding an individual’s care fees, including NHS Continuing Healthcare. Care fees can be expensive, particularly where an individual requires more complex interventions, or an intense level of support. Where they have […]
Deciding to appoint a deputy for health and welfare for your family member will always be a difficult decision. The Court has been reluctant to make appointments reserving these for only the most ‘difficult’ cases. In this post we consider the guidance given by the court on this issue and how recent case law has […]
If you receive a financial contribution towards your care fees, either as a result of NHS Continuing Healthcare funding, or as a result of a financial assessment undertaken by the Local Authority, your needs should be assessed regularly. While legislation governing the assessment process and entitlement to these types of funding differs, the basic principle […]
When you leave hospital, it is imperative that arrangements are in place to ensure that you are medically fit for discharge and have adequate support in place. This factsheet explains what to expect when you are discharged from hospital as well as your entitlement to an assessment and continuing care and support.
Solicitor, Mea Fyfe explains what is NHS continuing care, how are care fees funded and who is eligible.
We are delighted to introduce our new quarterly e-newsletter aimed at professionals in the health and social care sector. We hope to tackle issues that affect individuals who are in receipt of care and support from the NHS or Local Authority and help you, as professionals in this field, to add value to the individuals […]
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) is a defining piece of legislation designed to protect and empower vulnerable people who lack capacity to make their own decisions. The Act and Code of Practice should be followed at all times to ensure that vulnerable people are supported as far as possible when making decisions in their […]
Anyone who receives a financial contribution towards their care fees, either as a result of NHS Continuing Healthcare funding, or as a result of a financial assessment undertaken by the Local Authority, ought to have their needs assessed regularly. While legislation governing the assessment process and entitlement to these types of funding differs, the basic […]
When your child leaves hospital it is imperative that arrangements are in place to ensure that he or she is medically fit for discharge and you have adequate support. This factsheet explains what to expect when your child is discharged from hospital, their entitlement to an assessment as well as continuing care and support.
The media is rife with the news that a number of Clinical Commissioning Groups (the NHS bodies responsible for making decisions about NHS Continuing Heathcare) (CCGs) are at risk of legal action if they cannot show that their policies on where that care can be provided are lawful.
Individuals with a primary health need are entitled to fully funded care from the NHS. This factsheet explains NHS Continuing Healthcare, how to apply if you think you or a family member might be eligible, the assessment process and what to do if you disagree with the decision reached.
If you have been sectioned under the Mental Health Act 1983 then you may be entitled to free aftercare when you leave hospital. This factsheet explains what section 117 aftercare is, who is entitled to it, how long it lasts and what to do if it is not provided.
Since 1 April 2014, if an individual is eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare, they have the right to a Personal Health Budget from the NHS to meet their assessed needs.
This factsheet is designed to explain what NHS continuing care is and how to apply for it if you think you or a family member under the age of 18 might be eligible. It also covers the assessment process and what to do if you disagree with the decision reached.
Nobody has an automatic right to make decisions on someone else’s behalf, even if they are married or in a civil partnership with them. This factsheet explains how a person can give someone authority to provide that support.
Sadly, in our society there are many vulnerable people who have a need for care and support who may be experiencing, or are at risk of abuse or neglect. This factsheet is designed to explain the role of social care in supporting vulnerable adults and protecting them against the risk of abuse or neglect.
If you or a loved one requires residential care, the first question often asked is “who will pay?” Paying for care can be complex often requiring professional advice and support.
Judicial Review is a process that allows individuals or organisations to challenge the lawfulness of policies, decisions or actions made by a public body or those exercising a public function.
An enquiry into the long term funding for adult social care is to be launched by MP’s ahead of the government’s Green Paper this summer.
Since 1 April 2014, if an individual is eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare, they have the right to a personal health budget from the NHS to meet their assessed needs. This factsheet explains personal health budgets, what they are, how they work and how they can be managed.
The recently published annual review from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has highlighted a dramatic increase in the number of social care complaints being made.
The Court of Appeal have recently ruled on a particularly challenging and important Care Act case where the Claimant’s care package had been drastically reduced by the Defendant Local Authority.
Moore Blatch have sponsored Lymington Dementia Action Group, giving ¬£300 towards a tea dance.
Voluntary accommodation placements under Section 20 (s.20) of the Children Act 1989 are being increasingly used by local authorities to avoid care proceedings. This is the findings of the Your Family, Your Voice Alliance in their recently published report.
The court of protection acts to protect your interests if you are unable to make informed decisions due to injury or medical conditions. Hear Damian Horan explain how the court of protection can help manage your interests if you are unable to.
North West charity, Autism Together along with other regional autism charities have sent an open letter to the leaders of the main political parties ahead of this month’s general election highlighting the failures by local authorities to ensure a fair and proper needs assessment.