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A Beginner’s Guide to Paying for Elderly Care in the UK

January 16, 2014

Finding out that your elderly parent or relative can no longer cope well enough to live alone can be overwhelming in many ways. The loss of independence can cause emotional turmoil. Many people also feel very much under pressure and … Continue reading

Over a million people forced to sell homes to pay for care fees under unfair and complicated system

December 18, 2013

More than a million people have been forced to sell their homes to pay care fees. Tens of thousands more are unable to pass their homes on to children as local authorities take charges out against properties that have to … Continue reading

IFAs hold the key to unlocking millions on NHS care home fee blunder

March 27, 2013

IFAs play a key role in alerting clients to a little-known compensation scheme for victims of mistakes made by NHS trusts over care home fees, say legal experts. Lawyers estimate that £100m has been set aside for families to recover … Continue reading

Time running out for care home refunds worth millions

THOUSANDS of families are missing out on refunds for care home fees worth millions of pounds caused by blunders by local NHS Trusts. However, the clock is ticking warn legal experts at Farley Dwek Solicitors. A deadline of 31st March … Continue reading

Local NHS trusts using ‘false and impossible deadlines’ to avoid care home fee refunds

FALSE and impossible deadlines are being imposed by the NHS on thousands of families claiming refunds on care homes fees they shouldn’t have had to pay in the first place, say experts. Some families have recovered more than £100,000 in … Continue reading

How to plan ahead for the cost of care

Andrew Farley, director of Farley Dwek Solicitors represents more than 250 families battling to recover care home fees fees wrongly charged by the NHS: “Relatives of people planning for care home fees need to be alert to the savings that … Continue reading

Anger as Government accused of ‘cover up’ over NHS care home fees mistakes

ANGRY relatives of elderly care home residents say the Government is ‘covering up’ a little-known compensation scheme for victims of mistakes made by NHS trusts over care home fees. Lawyers estimate that tens of millions of pounds has been set … Continue reading

NHS Trusts using ‘false and impossible deadlines’ to avoid care home refunds

January 7, 2013

FALSE and impossible deadlines are being imposed by the NHS on thousands of families claiming refunds on care homes fees they shouldn’t have had to pay in the first place, say experts. Some families have recovered more than £100,000 in … Continue reading

NHS owes families thousands over care home costs

December 14, 2012

They are losing out on inheritances because health authorities have failed to pay for care home costs, sometimes topping £100,000, when they should have done. The Government is believed to have set aside £10 million or more to pay back … Continue reading

NHS care home fee blunder is a ‘national scandal’, says lawyer

December 4, 2012

The Department of Health’s handling of the repayment of care home fees which should have been paid by the NHS is a “national scandal”, a Manchester-based lawyer has said. Andrew Farley, a director at Farley Dwek Solicitors, is spearheading a … Continue reading

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