"Mike was professional, efficient and friendly. We always felt that we could trust him and that he treated our Son as he would have his own child. Our Son`s special needs are now met. Our hard earned and limited money was well spent!"
"Thank you Rob, I am very grateful to you for all your help advice and support. I really feel that you were an Angel sent and could not have done it without your friendly manner and your belief in me. God Bless and have a wonderful Christmas."
"Thank you most sincerely Mike for your great work. You truly are an amazing lawyer for getting me back into medical school. I was certain that with your professionalism, passion and vast experience in law I will succeed. I shall be forever grateful. "
"Thank you for helping me with Riverston School"
"Mike, Your expertise, passion and understanding were outstanding + keeping costs to a minimum, appreciated. My son now has the chance of an education which will change the course of his life forever. I'd highly recommend you to anyone ..you are amazing!"
Sarah Henderson, London
"When times seemed hard and apparent incompetence of others around us seemed to far outweigh our own resources, it was a breath of fresh air to have you dealing with this important issue on our behalf. Your enthusiasm and professionalism knew no boundaries along with your sense of humour, which I remember has been tested to certain limits, but at least we could smile whilst making progress."
Simon & Liz, Carmarthen
"Mike Charles of Sinclairs Law lead an amazing victory over our Local Authority. Securing a placement for our daughter, into a school that would best serve her educational needs. We cannot thank Mike enough for all his hard work and professionalism. "
Mr & Mrs Adem, Enfield
"You are a premier league firm. What more can I say"
P. Mohaministrani, london
"Michael was absolutely amazing. I had so much confidence in him and he put me at ease and explained step by step the procedures throughout. I got the outcome I wanted which was best for my son."
sharon sugarman, london
"I have used Sinclairs Solicitors on more that one occasion and find them excellent - I would not use any other Law firm - they are a no nonsence and to the point company, cant do enough for there clients and, and I trust them totally. "
Mrs Betty Franklin, Barry
Continuing NHS Healthcare
The question of when a person becomes eligible to have their health and social care needs fully funded by the NHS has been the subject of a number of court cases (eg R v North and East Devon Health Authority, ex p Coughlan and R (Grogan) v Bexley NHS Care Trust) and also various government guidance over the last 20 years or so. There is now specific guidance in England and Wales which, although very similar, is not absolutely identical.
In very broad terms, a person who has a ‘primary health need’ would be eligible for NHS Continuing Health Care (NHS CHC). This refers to care that is provided by, and solely funded by the NHS in a hospital, hospice, care home or an individual’s home.
Eligibility for NHS CHC is decided by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, including a doctor, social worker and district nurse, who follow a decision support tool to assess each individual who presents a potential primary health need. The NHS is the ultimate decision maker in such cases.
The financial advantage of CHC is clear as the required services are provided by the NHS for free, if you are eligible. Unlike care provided by the local authority, there is no means testing or contributory element.
NHS Funded Nursing Care is not the same as Continuing NHS Healthcare. NHS Funded Nursing Care refers to the nursing care element of a care package which is primarily funded by the local authority. The required element of nursing care will be provided for free by the NHS, but the remainder of the care package will be subject to means testing by the local authority.
Re-claiming Nursing Fees
If you have paid, or are paying, nursing care fees for yourself, or a relative, and have questions about whether you could qualify for free care under NHS CHC, please contact us now.
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