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Stafford woman Rachel Cope releases self-help book

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: June 24, 2014

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Whopays4care was the brainchild of Rachel Cope, whose background in the care industry, financial and paralegal services equipped her well to help professional will writers and estate planners in their endeavours to help clients challenge decisions made by local authorities and the nhs, on where long term care is provided and who pays for that care.

With the assistance of an experienced legal researcher, over a two year period legislations covering care from 1948, when the NHS was inaugurated, to the Care Act 2014, were scrutinised carefully along with relevant secondary legislation produced from those Acts of Parliament, and judicial decisions on care which still impacts on the rights of those being cared for this to this day.

The combination of hands on skills, honed since the inception of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, which still impacts heavily on most challenges now and the in depth research, has ensured Whopays4care are regularly asked to speak on challenging care decisions at professional adviser groups and senior citizen community meetings throughout the midlands.

A unique self-help guide, “Protecting Assets from being Wrongly used for Care Costs” has now been produced to enable families understand how they can challenge NHS and local authority decisions on who pays for long term care.

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By following the steps contained in the “self-help” manual families are guided through the process of assessing whether a challenge is possible, the obstacles to overcome in doing so, and how to present and pursue challenges through the entire process.

Everyone has a legal right to challenge decisions they feel may be incorrect and, with the help of “Protecting Assets from Wrongly being used for Care Costs” can now do so with confidence. Successful challenges can save families many thousands of pounds in care costs every year, without compromising the quality of care a loved one receives.

With reportedly 100,000 patients wrongly being charged for their care each at any one time, and over 55% of patients paying for their own care anyway, that means approximately 1 in 4 patients in care either pay too much for their care, or should be receiving free care.

“Protecting Assets from Wrongly being used for Care Costs” will enable families to ensure the family silver is retained by them, and not used to pay for wrongly charged care costs.

At £30 inclusive of package and postage “Protecting Assets from Wrongly being used for Care Costs” really is as one reader commented, “a must have, must read” for all families.

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