Care Needs Court Report

Our Care Needs and Costs report is an evidence-based package of assessments and reports specially designed to identify current and future care needs and their associated costs, which can be used in a case such as divorce and applications of personal injury compensation.

Our care needs court report evidences:

  • The extent of a clients abilities to deal with day to day living and whether these abilities could improve or deteriorate over time.

  • Whether these abilities could be improved with additional support and or therapies and the associated costs of this

  • Whether a client would be able to live independently and if not suggested support and associated costs

  • The cost of identified needs, for example, domiciliary care, residential care.

  • Accommodation needs and costs

  • Whether any local authority and NHS funding is available and whether the client meets the eligibility criteria

  • Evidence of whether any State benefits are available

Our specially designed package includes:

1. Adult Social Care Needs Assessment

We complete an adult social care assessment in-line with the Care Act (2014) to identify your care needs, this way evidencing current care needs and making a decisions, upon the scale of probability of the impact of a worsening of those needs and identifies your eligibility for funding from your local authority to meet these identified needs.

2. A Care Plan

A Care Plan evidences how the identified needs form the adult social care assessment can be bet now and in the future, this includes day to day needs as well as maintaining relationships, social engagement and housing needs.

3. A Benefits Review

We complete a full review of any state benefit entitlement, evidencing your potential income in the future.

4. Continuing Health Care Checklist

A continuing health care checklist (CHC) helps to identify if there is any possibility of your needs being met via NHS funding. Identifying and evidencing these entitlements or not to state-funded aide can assist in divorce settlements.

5. Care Cost Review

Whether care is required right now or in the future, from our care plan we are able to contact providers and ensure your care plan is fully costed and ready to be implemented when you are.

6. Court Report

Having collated all of the relevant evidence, we can complete a full report for the courts outlining our findings and summarising needs, how these needs can be met and the cost of these needs.

In Person Assessment

Our assessors ensure any assessment is therapeutic in nature and usually take place in the individuals home, whether this is a private residence or a care home, although on occasion it's necessary for assessments to take place in hospitals or in private organised rooms such as hotel meeting rooms.

 

An assessment, will, on average take approximately 1 hour and our experienced Social Workers try to ensure it is a comfortable and relaxed experience, its important to us that the individual feels confident enough to engage with us, as it is only that way we can get a true understanding of someone’s capacity.

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Telehealth Assessment
via secure video link

Face to face assessments are always going to be best practice. However, in those instances where this is not feasible, we offer a safe, secure and professional online mental capacity assessment via our integrated telehealth service.

 

As with our face to face assessments, our qualified experienced and registered Social Workers complete all of our telehealth assessments. We provide a relaxed and informal approach to ensure you have the best opportunity and help in making decisions.