Community Care and Legal

EDA can support you in challenging Social Services through the complaints procedure. We can also provide information on what your rights are and support you to ensure they are upheld.
Every second Wednesday of the month we have a drop in with our direct payments team, you can ask any questions relating to your existing package and reviews, as well as payroll and pensions.

We currently have a partnership with TV Edwards and Irwin Mitchell to provide legal support on community care issues. We can also support with housing issues which are legally aid able specifically if you are threatened with homelessness.
EDA can support with complaints against the police and any council services.

If you think you may need legal assistance you can call 07852 572581 and leave a message or you can attend our weekly drop in where you will be sign posted to appropriate services within EDA or our partners across the borough between 10am-12pm every Tuesday.

 

Download our factsheet on The Care Act – click to download 

Dates for the drop in are as follows:
14th September 2016
12th October 2016
9th November 2016
14th December 2016
Every Tuesday between 10am-12pm we run a ‘triage drop in’ this is a place where you can see somebody briefly face-to-face and they can refer you to appropriate services either within EDA or within our partnerships. You can come to us with legal issues and complaints as well as welfare benefits and providing information on domestic violence and hate crime. We will not give advice at this drop in.

We currently have a partnership with TV Edwards and Irwin Mitchell to provide legal support on community care issues. We can also support with housing issues which are legally aid able specifically if you are threatened with homelessness.
Disability Information and Advice Service (DIAS)

DIAS can provide advice on welfare benefits, housing and community care. This drop in takes place on every last Wednesday of the month. The dates for the rest of the year are as follows:

26th October 2016
30th November 2016

Training Material for Advisors

 

Templates

 

Case Law