Community Care

Community Care

The term 'community care' covers a broad range of subjects. Our specialist solicitors are renowned for being the leading solicitors, nationally, in this field. With decades of experience our team of specialists have helped clients seek justice on a range of sensitive topics. Our solicitors offer a comprehensive, sympathetic and high-quality service in this vital field. If you, a relative or a person you are caring for are not getting the services or care that you are entitled to receive, or are wrongly being charged for services, we can offer expert help.

We can advise on what you are entitled to and ensure that mistakes made by local councils, primary care trusts and heath authorities are put right.  We know that getting the right help from social services and the NHS is vital for many people to be able to lead lives which are as full and dignified as possible. Where appropriate, we will enforce rights in the courts, using judicial review and other legal remedies.

Our specialist solicitors are highly experienced in acting for older people, people with physical or learning disabilities, mental health problems, those with HIV and AIDS, and asylum-seekers.

Some of the more common community care issues that our team of experts have helped deal with are as follows:

  • Social services or healthcare provider delaying or refusing assessments of need
  • Inadequate assessments of need, resulting in a lack of access to required care and/or accommodation
  • Disputes surrounding levels or type of service required for individuals
  • Services incorrectly removed from an individual or a community
  • Inappropriate, incorrect, or unfair charges for necessary services
  • Refusals or delays to necessary adaptations to the home
  • Disputes regarding self-directed support – namely refusal of, or insufficient provision of, direct payments or personal budgets
  • The rejection of required care packages by panels

  • If you/your family or friends have been affected by any of the above examples or any other aspects of community care our dedicated team of experts are happy to help.

    A range of funding is available for community care work.

    In scenarios where clients are worried about funding, legal aid may be able to cover the cost of legal advice. Get in touch with one of our team on 0115 824 6555 or via email at or if you would like to check whether you are eligible for public funding. If you are not eligible, we can advise you about our private funding arrangements, including fixed fees.