Every day, thousands of people across the UK depend on health and social care services. But when care services fail or are cut, it can leave you vulnerable and at risk. At Irwin Mitchell we have years of experience helping clients challenge health and social care decisions at the highest levels.
Usually, the level of health and social care we receive is excellent and aligned to our needs. However, given recent budget cuts to public services, that service can be denied, cutting you off from the care you need and leaving you unsure of where to turn for help.
If you, a loved one or someone you care for depends on health or social services, taking a dispute up with an NHS Trust or local authority can be daunting. Our expert healthcare and social services solicitors understand that your well-being comes first and will help you access the care you need while pursuing your case.
We’ve helped our clients with virtually every aspect of health and social care law, including:
Community Care – including failure to carry out an assessment and failure to provide suitable care following an assessment
Healthcare and medical treatments – including withdrawal of sustaining treatment (“end of life” cases) Closure of healthcare facilities – such as hospitals, clinics, care homes, day care services and walk in centres
Mental capacity – including Advance Decisions, best interests and Deprivation of Liberty Health and welfare disputes in the Court of Protection
Healthcare funding disputes – including NHS continuing healthcare (CHC) disputes
Special Educational Needs – including challenging local authority decisions and securing the support you need
To help you better understand the law surrounding health and social care, and to make requests of your local authority, we have produced a series of
free factsheets and template letters for you to use.
We have a large team of expert health and social care lawyers working across the UK, so we’re perfectly placed to help you, wherever you are. We are also recognised as a leading firm in this field and have been involved with some of the most high profile health and social care cases. We hold a legal aid contract for this area of law, through which many of our clients choose to fund their cases.
If you’ve had your quality of life affected by a health or social care decision and would like to speak to a legal expert, then either
contact us online or call us on 0800 028 1943 to see how we can help.
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