Social Care is in a state of change as a result of the implementation of the Care Act which will reform Social Care Law for both adults and carers. The Act gives new duties, responsibilities and powers to Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).  It is expected that there will be collaborative working between Local Authorities and CCGs in promoting the integration of health and social care provision. There is likely to be pooled budgets and joint targets, however, each public body will have different statutory duties that must be adhered to and at times these duties may be at conflict with one another.

Baker Small can provide a bespoke legal advisory service to Local Authorities, NHS Trusts, CCG’s and other providers of community care. We can also provide advice and support to Care homes in relation to regulatory matters and employment issues. At Baker Small we have the expertise to provide legal advice in a wide range of areas along with the specialist areas of:

  • Mental Capacity issues
  • Mental Health issues
  • S117 aftercare responsibilities and disputes
  • Deprivation of Liberty issues
  • Assessments and eligibility criteria in relation to social services provision
  • Funding issues for residential care
  • Continuing Healthcare
  • Ordinary Residence disputes
  • Advice and support in relation to transition cases and in the future specifically when an individual has an Education, Health and Care Plan
  • No recourse to public funds FOI and Data Protection issues

Adult and Community Care Subscription Services

The costs of seeking legal advice and support can be prohibitive resulting in more expensive claims being pursued later on. At Baker Small we are used to offering fixed fees for our services and also to deliver bespoke support through our subscription packages. For more information about the services we offer please view our Packages Page.