Community Care Law challenging decisions by local authorities for those that have social care needs
The Care Act 2014 enshrines a “wellbeing” principle in law. This means that individuals’ wellbeing should be at the centre of any decisions made by local authorities. The Care Act imposes a duty on local authorities to carry out an assessment for anyone that have needs and support. Under the act carers are also entitled to an assessment. If eligible, the Local Authority will need to provide a service to meet those needs.
Why you may need assistance with community care law
- Where a previously used service has been unreasonably been cut or reduced;
- Where the assessment or services provided are not sufficient for the care needs;
- Where an assessment of needs has not been done
What can we assist with
- Assist and advise in requesting a Care Act Assessment
- Assist and advise in challenging a Care Act Assessment
- Challenge a community care decision
- Assist and advise about challenging a continuing healthcare decision
Who should contact us
- Anyone with care needs
- A carer of someone with care needs
Legal Aid is available in certain cases otherwise we can offer fixed costs in certain cases.
Contact one of our specialist community care lawyers today