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Helping elderly man with care package to continue living at home

We helped resolve the issue of an inadequate care package for an elderly gentleman with dementia. As his needs increased, his existing care arrangements were becoming insufficient. This was making it very difficult for him to continue living at home and his family members were under increasing pressure to address his needs.

Following negotiations with the local Trust, the domiciliary care package was significantly increased and the client was able to avoid going into a nursing home. The new arrangements are now in place and working well.

“I could not have got the care help for my father if it was not for the Law Centre”, said the client's daughter.

Human Rights Act and local health and social care laws

This is one of many Law Centre cases where the Human Rights Act was used to help resolve a care issue. The legal arguments used involved:

  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • article 8 of ECHR right to private, family and home life
  • Carers and Direct Payment Act (NI) 2002
  • Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons (NI) Act 1978
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