Care Advice

When a loved one goes into care, it is difficult to know where to start and where to turn for the correct advice. Here at Tollers, we have a unique Elderly and Vulnerable Client team, which can provide advice, support and assistance in relation to a number of the many issues surrounding care.

Care can be received in a number of settings and in a variety of circumstances. You may be providing care for your loved one at home or may have external carers coming into your own home. Your loved one may have been told that they need to go into a nursing or residential home and you don’t know where to start. It may be that you or a loved one have recently been diagnosed with Dementia and you want to know how best to protect your family, your finances and your future.

Whatever the situation, it is important to ensure you receive the right advice at an early stage to avoid entering into tricky agreements and to ensure that your loved one receives everything they are entitled to.

Care Advice

Our team can advise you on the calculation of care fees, pursue issues with the care home and consider how best to address safeguarding concerns or suspected financial abuse. We are well equipped to assist you in drawing up the legal documents which may be required to manage finances for your loved one, whether that be by way of a Power of Attorney or by a Deputyship Application through the Court of Protection.

Our EVCU team can assist and advise you on a number of matters, including:

  • Funding in Care
  • Local Authority Assessments
  • NHS Funding
  • Acting as an Attorney or Deputy
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Court of Protection
  • Deputyship Applications
  • Financial Abuse
  • Safeguarding and Abuse
  • Mental Capacity issues
  • Best Interest Meetings
  • Residential Care issues and complaints
  • Care Contracts

Care Advice – Talk to Tollers

Talk to Tollers for clear and concise legal advice on any of the issues above at your earliest opportunity. We can arrange a fixed fee consultation to review paperwork and to discuss your options and next steps.

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Our Care Advice Experts

Tonina Ashby
Head of Elderly and Vulnerable Client Unit
Tonina specialises in Court of Protection and Elderly Client affairs...
Sharon Brown
Senior Associate Solicitor
Sharon offers free monthly advice clinics at Age Concern Stevenage and Garden House Hospice...
Leigh Chia
Paralegal
Leigh is a paralegal and supports the EVCU with clients who require care by assisting to create Lasting Powers of Attorney, ensuring that their funding has been correctly assessed...
Emma Wesley
EVCU Manager
Emma has been a member of our specialist Elderly and Vulnerable Client Unit (“EVCU”) since it was set up in early 2013...
Tonina Ashby
Head of Elderly and Vulnerable Client Unit
Sharon Brown
Senior Associate Solicitor
Leigh Chia
Paralegal
Emma Wesley
EVCU Manager
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