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

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

July 10, 2020

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 – … Continue reading

Don’t take ’No’ for an answer. If you believe you are right, fight on!

Don’t take ’No’ for an answer. If you believe you are right, fight on!

June 1, 2020

Here’s an example where determination in the face of adversity has paid dividends for a client who was wrongly being denied her proper entitlement to NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding (CHC). CHC is a free package of care provided by the … Continue reading

What is NHS Continuing Healthcare? An overview of the assessment and appeal process

What is NHS Continuing Healthcare? An overview of the assessment and appeal process

May 4, 2020

Did you know that if your relative has healthcare needs, they may have all their care and accommodation paid for in full, free of charge, by the NHS, and such funding is not means-tested? This funding is known as NHS Continuing Healthcare (or ‘CHC’ for … Continue reading

Covid-19

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

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