There is much online information available, offering tips and advice for securing NHS Continuing Healthcare. As helpful as these guides can be to inform, I do feel that these factsheets may currently provide a false sense of security for those starting out in the process of an NHS CHC application. Austerity means the landscape has changed, the obstacles to care are higher and more frequent than ever before.
It has been my experience that clients approach Just Caring Legal at a point of immense pain and despair. They can be struggling to sleep, overwhelmed with the task in hand, they may be finding the level of care they are expected to provide for a loved one all consuming, and at times, impossible.
At Just Caring Legal we will always advise that seeking expert, specialist help from the outset will maximise your chances of success within the 28 day window following the Checklist Tool. It is often less costly, less stressful at what is often an already very challenging time, and in simplistic terms, gets you the right help at the right time.
The CHC appeals process is difficult, time consuming and is currently taking at best 12 months, more recently 2-3 years, which in the majority of cases of end of life care, although heartbreaking, is in reality too late.
I acknowledge that the necessity to seek expert advice on an NHS state funding can be jarring, perhaps even abhorrent to some. Unfortunately it stands as a marker of the times in which we find ourselves. Austerity has bitten. Our vulnerable and elderly are paying the price.
The barriers to care appear to have been raised. The path to funding is reported by clients to be increasingly more challenging.
Why choose Just Caring Legal?
At Just Caring Legal, NHS Continuing Healthcare is our specialism, our sole focus. We are independent, we only represent the vulnerable and make an unwavering commitment to be completely impartial.
The service we provide is personal, bespoke and expert. We pride ourselves on our care and understanding. we are a law firm with a conscience and a keen sense of social justice.
It stands as testament to our service that our clients return, picking up the phone as soon as reassessment or change is impending. They have absolute trust in our knowledge and skill. Our reviews and testimonies say it all.
My vision for Just Caring Legal from conception was to provide a pair of safe hands, a comforting arm around your shoulder to guide you through when times are at their most difficult.
Get in touch, let us take the burden.