Community Care

Securing support services for those who need support

Julie Burton Law works with clients, their carers and/or parents, to ensure they receive the community support they are entitled to in law.

We do this by:

  • Obtaining community care needs assessments
  • Challenging Social Services' failure to deliver appropriate support services
  • Gaining the services which people are eligible for
  • Obtaining Direct Payments where appropriate
  • Obtaining adaptations to properties, including Disabled Facility Grants (DFG)
  • Obtaining continuing health care assessments and entitlement, where eligible, to NHS funded care
  • Obtaining carers' needs assessments and services for carers
  • Providing high quality training to community care professionals

Community Care case studies

C - quadriplegic victim of a road traffic accident, receiving 30 hours per week support from Social Services, needing 24 hour (168 hour per week) support. In 9 months, with Health and Social Services fighting each other (to protect their budgets) and Julie Burton Law all the way, 24-hour care was secured, delivered via Direct Payments through a care agency.

K - diabetic child with sensory impairment whose single mother needed support work in-put to enable him to attend mainstream after school and holiday childcare schemes to allow her to return to work. Secured full package of care after commencing proceedings.

L - child with learning disability and sensory impairments with totally inadequate support package. Secured assessment of needs, provision of full care package and Public Services Ombudsman findings of maladministration including compensation to family.

C - young person with cerebral palsy in shared care, needed adaptations to foster home. High Court ordered local authority to make arrangements for adaptations. Foster parents supported to move to more suitable accommodation. Case reported at (2004) 7CCLR589.


'It was a joy to work with a professional who was so approachable and capable'
- family of M

'Exceptional service'
- E

'Very pleased with kind, considerate and accurate advice'
- C

To contact our community care law experts:

Email [email protected] or phone 01248 364750


Julie Burton Law will access 'Legal Aid' for all who qualify 01248 364750 / [email protected]
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