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Community Care – Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Date: (8 July 2011)    |    

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The Care in the Community at Duncan Lewis Solicitors deals with the care people receive in their own homes, institutional accommodation or from health and housing services.

The Duncan Lewis Care in the Community Department provides valuable advice to clients about services available to them. These include the elderly, young adults with physical, learning or other disabilities, people with mental health needs, drug or alcohol problems and asylum seekers.

The team assist carers with benefit entitlements, obtain support for children in need from Local Authorities and asylum seekers attain housing or financial support.

Duncan Lewis & Co is amongst a handful of firms who have been awarded a Legal Services Commission franchise for Community Care work.

Children and Elderly Clients

Duncan Lewis solicitors can advise in relation to the assessment and service provision for children in need, including respite care and home adaptations. We can also help in: • Gaining the support you need from the NHS and other Social Services and continuing care for your return home • Adapting the home for the disabled or elderly • Judicial Review representations, where we can take the Local Authority to Court • Advice with Ombudsman Investigations for minor disputes

Asylum Seekers

The Community Care team in conjunction with the immigration team at Duncan Lewis can help with assistance to receive access to housing and provisions to meet basic needs, along with section 55 applications.

Judicial Review Proceedings

Our solicitors can take proceedings against Health and Local Authorities who fail to carry out Community Care Assessments or provide adequate care once a need has been assessed. We can assist when public services have been withdrawn.

Assessments & Service Provision

Duncan Lewis solicitors can also assist with Community Care Assessments and review of services for individuals with drug and alcohol abuse problems; disabilities; mental health problems; elderly; HIV patients; rape victims and care plans.

To book an appointment with one of our Duncan Lewis solicitors or to refer clients to our firm, please contact our New Client Co-ordinators on 0800 740 8081

Duncan Lewis has offices in the following locations in London and the Home Counties:-

Duncan Lewis – Clapham Junction

Duncan Lewis – Dalston

Duncan Lewis – Harrow

Duncan Lewis – New Cross

Duncan Lewis – Romford

Duncan Lewis – Shepherds Bush

For more information please visit the Duncan Lewis home page at www.duncanlewis.co.uk

Duncan Lewis is the trading name of Duncan Lewis (Solicitors) Limited.