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Councils risk legal action over care cuts

Liz Jones
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I think it is inevitable that councils are going to face litigation and claims as the cuts deepen. But people are right to stand up and fight for what their loved ones are entitled to. We already bring claims against the NHS for people who are paying care...

Cost of care for the elderly

Liz Jones
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The news today that government-funded care is being scaled back may come as no surprise in these straightened times but it is a worrying trend for older people, their carers and loved ones. In fact it affects us all. It is the case that Councils simply...

Explaining the care conundrum

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Paying for your care into old age is going to become a bigger issue for many of us as we are all living longer. Here at Birkett Long we are chasing £1.5m from the NHS on behalf of families who are owed this money because of eligibility for NHS...

Alzheimer's drug announced - but we still need funding for care

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Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly have announced that their drug solanezumab may be able to slow the pace of brain decline for those with early stage Alzheimer’s disease.  Whilst the data provided is  by no means conclusive, the studies seem...

Milestone Changes to the Care System

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There was an interesting article on the BBC News website this week talking about the upcoming changes to care which the Care Act 2014 will bring in to force over the next year. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32136209 The Care Act also makes changes to...