Category: Mental health and capacity

The Continuing Healthcare Trap

By Max Duddles. If someone is in a care home or nursing home because their mental or physical health needs mean that they cannot be looked after in their own accomodation, then the, often high, costs of that should be funded by the NHS Continuing Healthcare Scheme (CHC). Approximately 450,000...
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Movie icon’s Alzheimers a need to highlight much needed help say legal experts

A leading law firm has said more needs to be done to highlight how families of people with dementia and similar diseases are being caught up in a web of red tape, which is adding even greater stress to their plight. QualitySolicitors Mander Cruickshank say they hope the recent news...
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UK mental health problems need more than ‘quick fix’ claims legal expert

A leading mental health lawyer claims the NHS is failing patients by treating those with mental health problems as if they need first aid. Max Duddles of QualitySolicitors Mander Cruickshank said an over reliance on “super-drugs”, some of which have severe side effects, was preventing many people from recovering from...
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Legal experts issue warning over UK dementia explosion

One of the region’s leading law firms has called on families to ‘have an uncomfortable chat’ to safeguard family finances. Francesca Harwood, an expert in law for the elderly at QualitySolicitors Mander Cruickshank, said growing cases of people with dementia meant financial exploitation is a problem. “It is a worrying...
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