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March 18, 2020

We would like to reassure our clients throughout this difficult period that our team will still be on hand to provide our normal level of service, and should you be in the position where you need to speak to us … Continue reading

Why are the NHS wasting cash on CHC retrospective claims?

Why are the NHS wasting cash on CHC retrospective claims?

March 5, 2020

Farley Dwek have a wealth of experience in retrospectively recovering care home fees that have wrongly been paid following incorrect, improper or flawed assessments for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding (‘CHC’ for short). Here are a couple of recent examples where … Continue reading

Beware authorities trying to obstruct or revoke your relative’s Lasting Power of Attorney!

Beware authorities trying to obstruct or revoke your relative’s Lasting Power of Attorney!

March 2, 2020

Understanding the basic difference between a Will and an LPA Many people do not understand the critical difference between a Will and a Lasting Power of Attorney. A Lasting Power of Attorney (‘LPA’) enables you (the donor) to appoint a … Continue reading

Year in Review – reflecting on 2019

Year in Review – reflecting on 2019

December 18, 2019

This year has seen yet another increase in the number of clients seeking help with their assessment or appeal for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding (CHC). This is a very specialised niche area and Farley Dwek Solicitors are proud to be … Continue reading

Are you getting the most out of the Multi-Disciplinary Team assessment?

Are you getting the most out of the Multi-Disciplinary Team assessment?

December 11, 2019

If your spouse, relative or friend has a ‘primary healthcare need”, ie needs over and above those which the local authority are legally obliged to provide, then they may be entitled to have all their care fees, including accommodation, paid … Continue reading

“How one family was left £50,000 out of pocket because of a seven-year care funding backlog”

“How one family was left £50,000 out of pocket because of a seven-year care funding backlog”

November 14, 2019

Sunday 10th November 2019 The Sunday Telegraph wrote an excellent article dealing with the failings of NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups, and inordinate delays encountered as more people are forced to appeal poor or wrong decisions when rejected for NHS Continuing … Continue reading

Is The NHS CHC Funding System Fit For Purpose?

Is The NHS CHC Funding System Fit For Purpose?

October 8, 2019

The problems encountered by the NHS in assessing Continuing Healthcare Funding were highlighted in the recent House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts (NHS continuing healthcare funding) Thirteenth Report of Session 2017-19, which said in summary: “NHS continuing healthcare (CHC) … Continue reading

Why It’s Vital To Get Assessed For NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding Before Getting Into Debt

Why It’s Vital To Get Assessed For NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding Before Getting Into Debt

We were recently contacted by an enquirer who told us of her despair after being harassed and bullied by the Local Authority to repay her mother’s care home fees which had been funded under a ‘Deferred Payment Scheme’. Essentially, if … Continue reading

Warning To Financial Advisors…

Warning To Financial Advisors…

September 29, 2019

The NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding is a package of fully-funded care provided by the NHS and is FREE at the point of need.  It is payable regardless of wealth and is not means-tested. Therefore, if your relative has a ‘primary … Continue reading

Client secures CHC funding for future care and recovers £125,000 in paid care home fees

Client secures CHC funding for future care and recovers £125,000 in paid care home fees

September 2, 2019

Farley Dwek were instructed to seek NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding for ‘John’ (not his real name, for confidentiality purposes). NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding is a fully-funded package of free care provided by the NHS where the primary reason for care … Continue reading

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