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Good places for legal advice re social care?

(5 Posts)
saintlyjimjams Sat 13-Aug-11 18:20:25

SS are fiddling with DS1's care package (and acting unlawfully in the process imo). They are also doing things like imposing council wide blanket bans on certain services (which is very definitely illegal) which they are using to cut everyone's (literally) care packages

I have sent a strongly worded letter relating to my own issues and copied to my MP, and the excellent SW who set up d1's care package. I have had a reply saying they are taking advice and that the previous care package remains in place for now. I think next week a group of us might get together to put in a formal complaint about the blanket ban. I have found information for carers scattered all over the internet - some of which has been very useful (interpreting the various Acts etc) but I wondered whether anyone has anywhere or any charity or service they recommend for this sort of advice just in case I've missed something!

HarrietJones Sat 13-Aug-11 21:33:46

I challenged the LA on something on behalf of a young person I worked with by using NYAS.
I'm not sure if they would be any help in this situation?

AgentProvocateur Sat 13-Aug-11 21:39:28

I posted a link to a useful
Publication on here about a year ago, clearly stating what had to be provided by law. It was a publication for local authorities. I'm on my phone, so can't link, but if you search under my name in th SN section, I'm sure you'Ll find it.

saintlyjimjams Sun 14-Aug-11 14:41:37

Thanks!

Davros Sun 21-Aug-11 14:41:45

Hi Jimjams, I have wondered about this before as most of the legal support seems to be in relation to education. Try this organisation, I know the woman who runs it quite well and a very good friend of mine helps her out with admin, they have a very good reputation www.advocacyandmediation.co.uk/

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