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Direct Employment in Care Packages – Are You Covered?

May 2018

Recently, gaps in insurance meant injuries by a carer might not be covered. Wrigleys have now solved this issue and offer direct employment packages.

Review of Paying for Residential Care: A Guide for Private Client Practitioners (Third Edition): Austin Thornton

March 2018

Published by ARK Group £345.00 Review by Caroline Bielanska, TEP, Solicitor, Independent Consultant, trainer and author

Paying For Residential Care: A Guide For Private Client Practitioners. – A new publication from Wrigleys

February 2018

Our book launch saw solicitor and author Austin Thornton introduce his book; Paying For Residential Care: A Guide For Private Client Practitioners

Direct employment of carers: Managing the risks

December 2017

Austin Thornton discusses regulation and risk management in the direct employment of care staff focussing on CQC registration and insurance problems.

The Conservative plans on social care – the second big question

May 2017

The Conservative party manifesto includes a proposal to raise the limit for means testing of capital to £100,000. Wrigleys consider the implications.

Conservative plans on social care – the first big question

May 2017

The Conservative party manifesto includes a proposal to raise the limit for means testing of capital to £100,000. Wrigleys consider the implications.

Older people's care: Squaring the Circle

February 2017

A comprehensive report by Age UK adding to the debate about the long term viability of funding for the care of older people.

The Crises in health and social care: stories from the frontline

February 2017

Radio 4's Today programme has a series highlighting the crises in health & social care by reference to the personal experiences of family and carers.

Court rules on s.117 after-care services & PI damages

November 2016

Notwithstanding double-recovery, the Council wasn't entitled to refuse to provide after-care services when an applicant was in receipt of a PI award.

Behind the headlines: 'stuck in the middle' - self-funders in care homes

October 2016

Age UK study highlights how cost pressures on care homes arising from the funding crises in social care adversely impacts on self funding residents.

Social care for older people: Home truths

October 2016

We consider a joint study by The Kings Fund and the Nuffield Trust on the impact of spending cuts on elder care.

A guide to residential and nursing care in Sheffield

July 2016

This guide provides up to date care and support advice and information for people in Sheffield

Royal College of General Practitioners takes action on autism support

June 2016

The RCGP has made autistic spectrum disorders a clinical priority for the years 2014 to 2017.

Mind the gap? - NHS continuing care in Wales

June 2016

Click to download a talk that considers the scheme for making NHS Continuing Care eligibility decision in Wales

Council's approach found to be contrary to Fairer Charging Guidance

June 2016

LGO finds maladministration against Solihull Council for not following Fairer Charging Policy

NHS complaints

May 2016

The Health & Social Care Information Centre has published statistics on Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS) written complaints

Partner promotions at Wrigleys Solicitors

May 2016

Wrigleys is pleased to announce 3 promotions in its private client and charity property teams.

Study suggests that incidence of dementia is declining

May 2016

A new study shows that there was a 20% drop in the incidence of dementia in the study group, driven by a reduction in men across all ages above 65

Acquired Brain Injuries

April 2016

Practice guidance published for Social Workers on ABI

Age UK produces loneliness map

April 2016

Age UK have produced an online map of the risk of loneliness in England for people aged 65+

Tackling the Growing Crisis in the NHS

April 2016

In a report published on 7th April 2016, The Kings Fund has identified 3 major challenges for the NHS:

New Care Act statutory guidance published

April 2016

The Department of Health has produced an amended version of the Care Act Statutory guidance.

Support for disabled young people approaching adulthood

March 2016

New guidance for health and social services on improving their support for disabled young people approaching adulthood

Personal tragedies, public crisis – report highlights early death in autism

March 2016

Report highlights how adults on the autistic spectrum (including people with Asperger's Syndrome), are more likely than others to suffer early death

What’s good for the heart is also good for the brain

March 2016

Public Health England and the UK Health Forum have published a joint statement on reducing risks for dementia in the population.

War pensions to be disregarded in the social care means test

March 2016

But local authorities say that central government must pay

Social care reform in Wales, goodbye to all that, enter the brave new world

March 2016

On April 6th 2016 Wales will implement its own comprehensive legislation in social care.

Improving the journey from childrens services to adult social care

March 2016

New guidance for health and social services on improving their support for disabled young people approaching adulthood.

Neurological conditions are not a priority

March 2016

Commons Public Accounts Committee says evidence shows long term neurological conditions are not a priority for Department of Health and NHS England

Social care funding

February 2016

Social care funding problems will worsen without additional help says Local Government Association

CQC publishes map of care home ratings in England

February 2016

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulates standards in care homes in England.

LPAs - 86% of people leave life-changing decisions in the hands of strangers

November 2015

An alarming new report reveals the number of people who leave major decisions about housing, assets and care to chance.

Wrigleys Solicitors welcome new lawyers

September 2015

Wrigleys celebrates another successful year for its trainee recruitment process, and welcomes Trusts and Estates specialist solicitor Kieran McIvor.

Tour de Wrigleys

July 2015

A group of our staff cycled 40 miles across the Yorkshire hills, between the Sheffield and Leeds offices to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society.

Wrigleys Solicitors appointed to exclusive panel Deputy list

June 2015

Wrigleys are proud to join the Office of the Public Guardian's new panel of Deputies.

Dementia - A Free Legal & Financial Guide

April 2015

Wrigleys have supported the Dementia Action Alliance to produce a free booklet to help those living with dementia & their families.

Wrigleys staff become Dementia Friends

March 2015

Dementia Friends Champions Charlotte Buckley and Amy Slinn have held Friends' information sessions for 96 people at Wrigleys...and counting!

Will the 2014 changes to intestacy rules affect you?

October 2014

The intestacy rules apply to estates of people who have died without a Will. We summarise the main changes in the law in force from 1 October 2014.

To pay or not to pay?

September 2014

Should an attorney pay care fees while a dispute about NHS Continuing Care funding is under way?

Can Independent User Trusts save National Insurance costs for employers of care staff?

June 2014

Wrigleys consider what impact the NIC Employment Allowance has for deputies and families who employ carers.

Case Summary - PI compensation fund must be disregarded in means-testing

June 2014

High Court rules on social care means-test disregard of personal injury damages managed by deputies.

Government plans to promote LPAs and will-making

June 2014

The Government has announced a plan to help improve the public understanding of Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Holding Local Authorities to account in care home fees charging

June 2014

Austin Thornton looks at the High Court case referred to in the recent Daily Mail claim that 10,000 families pay care home bills unnecessarily.

Independent User Trusts - are they still relevant?

May 2014

With the advent of direct payments to people for council and NHS care, are Independent User Trusts still relevant?

Department of Health publishes DOLS guidance note

April 2014

The Department of Health has published a guidance note for the assistance of local authorities and those caring for people who may lack capacity.

Council means test of PI damages resisted

April 2014

A local authority has been successfully challenged after including a compensation award in the means test for residential care benefits

What's happening with NHS continuing care?

April 2014

Nursing home managers in the Sheffield area have found that residents who previously qualified for free NHS care have been reassessed as ineligible.

Wrigleys follows the new code of practice for Will writers

April 2014

A new Code that came into force on 1 April 2014, has been introduced to help protect members of the public seeking advice on a Will.

Community Care – Deprivation of Liberty

March 2014

The judgement in the Cheshire West case clarifies the test by which it is determined that a care home resident is 'deprived of their liberty'.

Council intervention in matrimonial settlement resisted

March 2014

Wrigleys Community Care team advised a matrimonial solicitor concerning a proposed settlement of matrimonial property in ancillary relief proceedings

NHS continuing care appeal succeeds

March 2014

Summary of a successful appeal for continuing health care from the NHS for a woman in her thirties suffering from a profound learning disability

Successful challenge to change of service for vulnerable adult

March 2014

A local authority sought to move a young man with profound disabilities from a successful day care placement.

The State of Disabled Trusts

March 2014

Trusts for the disabled have undergone important changes recently with a new definition of 'disabled person' and a CGT uplift to all disabled trusts.

Extended Disqualification Rules for Academy Trustees and Senior Executives

From the 1 August 2018, important changes are being made to the automatic disqualification rules for charity trustees.

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Alien Invasion: Japanese Knotweed

This article considers the risks of allowing japanese knotweed to spread on your land and the steps which a landowner can take.

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When do Academy Trusts Need a Trading Subsidiary?

What circumstances mean an academy trust may need to set up a subsidiary company to carry out trading activity, in order to comply with charity law.

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Employment Breakfast Briefing - 7 August 2018

Date: 07 Aug 2018

Venue: Radisson Blu, Leeds

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Employment Breakfast Briefing - 16 October 2018

Date: 16 Oct 2018


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27th Annual Charity Governance Seminar

Date: 18 Oct 2018

Venue: Hilton Leeds City

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