Specialist public law solicitor Anne-Marie Irwin from Irwin Mitchell’s London office has secured a decision in the Court of Protection to allow a disabled client to continue residing in his current care home.
The family of our client approached Irwin Mitchell when the Clinical Commissioning Group attempted to move the 75-year-old, who has Alzheimer’s disease, saying they had concerns about the standard of care. Our client’s family was worried because he was well settled at this placement and received excellent care there. They were concerned that any move would cause serious disruption and detriment to his wellbeing.
After Irwin Mitchell was instructed to represent the man and other residents in Court of Protection proceedings, the CCG reviewed their decision and concluded that they would continue to fund his and others’ placement at this home.
Our client’s wife was delighted with the result and the service she received from Irwin Mitchell. She said: "I was wary of going through the courts, as this was a whole new experience for me, but I knew I had to fight in the best interests of my husband. With you and your team, leading the way, I felt in safe hands, with excellent and timely guidance. The outcome was brilliant, and I can only thank everyone for their support and excellent advice for my husband.”
For expert advice on matters relating to community care law, please contact Anne-Marie Irwin of Irwin Mitchell's Public Law & Human Rights team on 0370 1500 100 or complete our enquiry form.
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