Farley Dwek Blog

The care-home funding nightmare

June 26, 2014

For Gail Rolfe, dealing with the complex system that deals with the financing of care-home places is almost as harrowing as her father’s dementia My father has dementia. Nearly eight years after his diagnosis, I have accepted that there will … Continue reading

The Cost Of Elderly Residential Care Home In the UK

January 25, 2014

Care home costs are increasing in the UK. This is leaving thousands of people struggling with debts as they try to give their loved ones the care that they need. Although authorities are aware of what a serious issue this … Continue reading

The Current Situation With the UK’s Social Care System For the Elderly

January 20, 2014

When it comes to long term care for the elderly, the UK government continues to be publicly criticised by the media for not having determined a way forward in this controversial and difficult to solve social area. Funding long term … Continue reading

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

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