STATUTORY FUNDING ADVICE
Our statutory funding advice reports can be a useful and effective tool in determining the appropriate level of statutory funding available to an injured party. This advice can assist in calculating the sums that may be recovered in relation to damages for future care in a personal injury claim. Our service is also a useful intervention to case management and to those managing trusts following settlement. We use the Care Act 2014 as a framework for our care needs assessment.
Our Associate, Rachel Pegrum, is a Senior Social Worker and has many years experience in assessing the social care needs of adults and children. She has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the statutory framework and relevant legislation to enable her to provide statutory funding reports and make recommendations on the entitlement to social care packages.
DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?
THE STATUTORY FUNDING THAT THE CLAIMANT HAS RECEIVED TO DATE
THE AMOUNT THAT THE CLAIMANT IS/ SHOULD BE RECEIVING NOW AND IN THE FUTURE
WHAT STATUTORY FUNDING IS LIKELY TO BE AVAILABLE IN THE FUTURE
WHEN THE CLAIMANT WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS
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Our Associates, Kate Georgiev and Rachel Pegrum can provide you with a comprehensive report to answer these questions. Rachel can also carry out assessments of both adult and children Claimants should one be required.
The recommendations provided in our statutory funding reports can also assist care experts to provide more accurate recommendations for future care as they can rely on the evidence of the existing or potential provision that can be in place for short and long term care packages.
Rachel can also act as an effective intervention to case management by providing a focussed approach to determining the responsibilities of the public authorities and ensuring implementation of funding, allowing case managers to focus on rehabilitation goals. Rachel has a proven collaborative approach to acting as part of the MDT in her many years experience in social work.
We have previously been instructed by professional deputies to assist them in their role. Professional deputies are tasked with acting in the person’s best interests and this can be achieved by ensuring that mental capacity is assessed regularly and care needs are assessed and then reviewed regularly to ensure that the person is receiving the required care.
Securing adequate care funding can be complicated, particularly when Health and Social Services seek to avoid their legal duty or limit the extent of their responsibility to meet your clients’ needs. Rachel can provide advice on the statutory support your client is entitled to and work in collaboration with you to secure maximum funding awards and appropriate care packages. A good starting point is instructing us to undertake an initial file audit about statutory funding, or to arrange telephone call to discuss care funding issues.