Coventry Law Centre

Health and Community Care advice

We know from a recent study that the value of the care provided by family carers outstrips the cost of the NHS - about £600,000,000 in Coventry. Without support carers can experience significant disadvantages such as financial hardship, social isolation and ill health.

 

Pauline Dye, Manager, Coventry Carers' Centre

Getting Community Care advice

The Law Centre provides specialist services in Community Care and Human Rights law. Community Care is a complex area of law. However, at heart it is about how local authorities and other statutory agencies meet the needs of people who are disabled or ill, older people and children in need. We help people with physical disabilities and illnesses, mental health problems and learning difficulties.

The Community Care team acts on behalf of both carers and service users. We advise on the Community Care assessment process and subsequent service provision and last year we helped several hundred people obtain assessments, challenge assessments or take steps to ensure that appropriate services or facilities were provided. We also helped people with hospital discharge and post discharge care arrangements and continuing health care needs, both at home and in residential accommodation.

We seek to secure real improvements in people’s day to day lives, including the right to be safe and protected from harm, the right to be treated fairly and with dignity and the right to autonomy and control over your own life and interactions with society. We can help with:

  • Carers' rights
  • Obtaining a package of care
  • adaptions to property
  • Hospital discharge
  • Services for disabled children
  • Powers of attorney and court of protection
  • Access to healthcare
  • Complaints about the Local Authority
  • Children in care
  • Charging for residential care or personal care at home
  • Reductions in your care package
  • Respite care
   

We specialise in advocacy and representation and, where necessary, we can take judicial review and other court proceedings. If you think that you will need an appointment or just want to discuss a problem call the advice line. If you need an interpreter please let us know so that we can arrange for one to be present at any interview.

Please contact Coventry Law Centre on 02476223053 who will be pleased to make an appointment for you.

If you live in Warwickshire we hold a drop in advice surgery on Thursday between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm at Brunswick Healthy Living Centre , 98-100 Shrubland Street, Leamington Spa, CV31 3BD. Their telephone number is 01926422123.

Alternatively contact Coventry Law Centre on 02476223053 who will be pleased to make an appointment for you.

We can also arrange home visits for people who are unable to get to Coventry Law Centre or the Brunswick Healthy Living Centre.

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