Is your Will up to date?

A Will is one of the most important documents you can have. A Will is a legal document that enables you to decide how your Estate - your property, assets, money and any personal belongings – will be distributed after you die.  It can have…

Self-defence - Protect yourself and make a Lasting Power of Attorney

Don't wait until it's too late! Take action now to protect your interests. When you (the ‘donor’) give Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) to someone you trust, they will be able to manage your affairs for you, should you become unable to…

Have you been coerced into paying unlawful care home top-up fees?

Here is a common scenario: ‘Bill Jones’ has been a resident in a care home for several years and has now become eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding. That is great news. Having sold his home to pay for his care out of private…

Interview with Elder: How to get what you deserve: An interview with Andrew Farley on NHS Continuing Healthcare

Andrew Farley is one of the UK’s foremost experts on NHS Continuing Healthcare funding (CHC). Along with his business partner, he runs Farley Dwek solicitors, where he leads the CHC team. He also jointly owns Care To Be Different – the…

When are the Government going to fix CHC?

Boris Johnson said in his Economy Briefing on 30th June 2020: “We won’t wait to fix the problems of social care [which] every government has flunked for the last 30 years. We will end the injustice that some people have to sell their…

Problems with care home records? Mind your language…

It is quite common for care home records to be in a jumbled and disorganised mess, containing incomplete and inaccurate information with lots of missing critical information. Good record keeping is essential for any resident in a care home…

COVID: How Will Backlogs Impact on NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding?

Whilst care providers still have restrictions in place to deter visitors and protect their vulnerable residents, it is inevitable that in time, those restrictions will continue to ease slowly. Indeed, some care homes are already allowing non-essential…

PART 4 - Looking At The Four Key Indicators: Drafting Your Conclusions

Here’s a quick recap: In PART 1- Looking At The 4 Key Indicators: Unlocking the basics, we gave an outline introduction to the 4 Key Indicators, what they are, and how they are considered by the Multi-Disciplinary Team’s assessment process…

PART 3 – Looking At The Four Key Indicators: Completing the Jigsaw

In PART 1- Looking At The 4 Key Indicators: Unlocking the basics, we gave an outline introduction to the 4 Key Indicators, what they are, and how they are considered by the Multi-Disciplinary Team’s assessment process when completing their…

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