Inadequate quality of adult social care is a real problem at the moment. If care falls short and users are harmed, compensation can be an option.
As a result of increasing resource constraints caused by funding cuts, some people needing adult social care are reportedly not getting the service they need. Those with more complex needs can be the most vulnerable, and are often those with the greatest problems in accessing the care they need.
From people being left alone, to missed meals or just cold soup being left by beds, this is a growing problem that needs to be stopped.
Worrying trends in poor quality adult social care
As with many things medical related, we are seeing worrying trends in poor quality adult social care, and service users are left at risk.
People should not have to be alone, and should not have to live in fear, yet these are some of the realities right now.
As is often the case, it’s a matter of resource constraints that seems to be at the heart of the problem. Some users are being asked to contribute more toward their care, and it’s leaving them unable to afford the care they need. Others are solely reliant on funded care, but it’s falling short of their needs.
Legal advice over poor quality adult social care
We cannot have people suffering as a result of poor-quality adult social care. People who do suffer – and their families – should know their rights for legal advice.
If a user is harmed or suffers as a result of inadequate quality of adult social care, they can be entitled to compensation.
Anny injuries, suffering, or complications that arise as a result of poor-quality care can allow for a compensation claim to be made.
We may be able to assist on a No Win, No Fee basis, depending on the circumstances and the nature of the case.
Please feel free to contact our legal team for further advice.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.