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Bridge McFarland can offer you practical, uncomplicated advice, support & guidance when you need it most. Whether it be an employment dispute, family advice, an accident or negligence, life planning or moving house, let us help you.
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Our commercial team in Lincoln, Hull, Market Rasen and Grimsby prides itself on its sound business sense, commercial insight, local knowledge and first class understanding of the relevant legal disciplines ranging from employment law, business contracts, dispute resolution to agriculture and property development. From company formation to sale, succession, dissolution or dispute resolution, you can trust our team to deliver first class service and results.
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Care Advocacy

Often family members provide this, but in many cases the County Council or NHS (“the Authority”) steps in.

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When a person is unable through disability, age or any other reason to live independently, there is a care need.

Who pays?

Care is not free. If a person needing care has savings or capital (usually in the form of a house) worth more than a very low limit (just over £23,250), they are liable to pay. If not, there is part funding from the State via the County Council.

 

Is there any alternative?

It is possible to seek NHS funding for people who are very disabled.  When this is first applied for, it is very often refused. You can appeal against this and in a great many cases NHS continuing care is awarded covering all the costs of care, whether at home or in a care or nursing home. In less severe cases, the County Council may contribute to the cost of care - once the savings and capital from the house has almost all been spent.

 

Does the house have to be sold?

There are exceptions.  Our experts can check the calculations of the Authority and advise whether they are right, or if one of the exceptions should apply. We can advise, represent in NHS continuing care applications and appeals, or deal with the County Council finance office on your behalf.

 

You should not take “no” for an answer

Our record on NHS continuing care, correcting assessments by County Council and Social Services finance officials, shows a high level of success. By taking timely advice, our clients have saved very large sums of money.

 

Planning for future care

People who are looking to the future can often arrange their savings and house ownership in a better way to save some, or even all they have for the next generation.  Often by partaking in a simple exercise that costs a few hundred pounds, you have the potential to save tens of thousands of pounds. This is best done long before a person starts to need help to stay at home, or to move into a care home.

 

Is it expensive?

Compared to the residential care costs of £600 or more per week for years, the cost of checking is trivial. Representation is charged on an hourly basis. You will be given a free estimate before anything is done which you have to pay for.

 

What do I do if I want to know more?

Contact one of our offices local to you or email your enquiry and we will be pleased to help.

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