We offer free confidential legal advice to the residents of Luton on Community Care.

The term community care is used to describe services provided by social services and the NHS to help adults and children with health and social care needs. We have experience of providing community care legal advice and representation to service users, carers and family members.

This includes help with care at home, respite care, adaptations to a property to help someone remain in their own home, decisions about what care is to be provided and the right care environment, discharge from hospital, funding for care and help with meeting long-term care needs.

Community care law is often used to challenge decisions made by public bodies including the NHS and social services. Complaints can be made in a number of ways, including internal complaints procedures, appeals and Judicial Review.

What we do

We advise on:

  • Social services/community care assessments
  • Social care services
  • Securing appropriate care packages at home or in a care home
  • Securing accommodation for those with either children or disabilities who are excluded from applying for housing under the Housing Act 
  • Securing adaptation to the home for those with disabilities
  • Planning and paying for care, including personal budgets, direct payments, residential care
  • NHS continuing healthcare funding
  • Helping people with disabilities stay at home

What we don't do

We don’t advise:

  • Councils.
  • on Power of Attorney
  • Issues relating to end of life decisions.
  • Court of Protection
  • Mental Capacity and Best Interest Decisions

What to do next

The team can help you. For free legal advice, contact the Law Centre on our AdviceLine.

AdviceLine opening hours:
  • Tuesday 10:30-12:30
  • Thursday 10:30-12:30

The AdviceLine during these times is for Care or Housing related matters.