Paying for Care & Securing Funding Masterclass - All You Need to Know

Paying for Care & Securing Funding Masterclass - All You Need to Know
22 Oct 2024 - London


22 Oct 2024

9:30 AM ‐ 5:15 PM

With a SmartPlan £486

With a Season Ticket £540

Standard price £720

All prices exclude VAT
Intermediate: Requires some prior subject knowledge
6 hours
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This practical and tactical in-person masterclass is designed for professional deputy and private client law teams who have a working knowledge of the health and social care funding systems and want to know how to run successful public law challenges that make a difference for their clients.

Presented by leading expert Cate Searle, Cate will use a workshop based approach with case studies reflecting your everyday practice to enhance your confidence in public law principles, leaving you keen to rush back to the office and write your most dynamic challenge letter on ‘that case’ which has been causing you so much frustration.

The course notes will provide you with an incredibly detailed & helpful summary of all of the legislative and guidance background to quote from.

The full day interactive session will leave you equipped with everything you will ever need to know about paying for care.

What You Will Learn

This in-person masterclass will cover all the tools you need to assist and represent your client in common and complex care funding matters including:

  • Challenging misleading information or unlawful decisions from Health or Social Services, including blanket policies
  • Top-up issues for care homes and care at home and arbitrary caps on funding for care packages
  • Disputes involving needs v preferences, discretionary decisions and top tips for the most effective challenge letter
  • Lawful Health and Social Services assessment processes, including safe hospital discharge
  • Deprivation allegations against your client or their family, including allegations of financial abuse, safeguarding and OPG investigations; and recovery action taken by Social Services
  • Challenging NHS CHC eligibility and commissioning decisions
  • Clients with PI settlements and CCG or Local Authority disputes as to their duty to fund care costs on the grounds of double recovery
  • Section 117 Mental Health Act 1983 after care funding
  • The distinction between a health need and a social care need
  • Disputes involving property disregards and joint beneficial ownership

Feedback on this course

Hear from our past delegates
Susanne Jones

| Willans LLP

Really interesting and informative course - Really well delivered by Cate, Thank you.

David Steene

| Steene Law Ltd

Cate is one of MBL's best course leaders - a great teacher. Presents complex information in an easy way to understand.

Deanne Taylor

| Smalleys Solicitors Ltd

Brilliant course, one of the most interesting ones I have attended for years. It has really helped so thank you.

Sally Sheehy

| The Thalidomide Trust

Excellent course and very relevant information.

J. Mason

Manchester | Cobains Solicitors

Very interesting and spoke from experience rather than from a text book.

Danielle Tysall

Manchester | Alfred Newton

Cate is fantastic! Very experienced and extremely helpful.

Becky Edmonds

Southampton | Hedges Law

Cate is a wonderful speaker. An excellent refresher of the key points in this area of law. A deeper insight into some of the areas I wasn't so confident of.

Diane Vincent

Southampton | Ellis Jones Solicitors LLP

Cate Searle, as always, retains your attention with hands-on experience and discussion.

Sophie O'Connell

Exeter | Wolferstans

Excellent and very useful, especially with practical advice and tactics.

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