I have dyspraxia and aspergers traits (borderine asperger syndrome).
I won at the Ombudsman,
Summary: There was fault by the Council in failing to act with enough regard to the Mental Capacity Act when arranging the removal of a lady to hospital against her wishes. This caused significant injustice. There was further fault by the Council in its complaint handling. There was no fault by the GP Practice or Community Nursing Provider.
My mother lost her NHS funded care in November 2017.
The solicitor said that the Social Services should pay. She was placed in a nursing home , against her wishes.
They paid, I wrote a letter, partly based on a question . The solicitor replied "no", it should be "no" based on a reason. I should have thought about the decision better.
If you ask the question, do you support Brexit, yes/no, it is the reasoning which is important ?
Note : solicitors are very complicated and difficult people.
I have been very depressed, about the mistake.
I found it difficult to handle the situation at the time.
I have learned how to think, make decisions. I should have hired an advocate.
I ended up, paying nursing home fees, based on a flawed decision. Now I am not paying any nursing home fees.
The Manager was horrible to me and tricked, I could not handle the situation by myself.
How do I reclaim the nursing home fees paid without going to court , I will have to describe my autism?
I have the write mindset, if I had the correct mindset in January 2018. I would have won easily.
Do I need an advocate, it is not being autistic, it is being neuro-diverse and no in the write frame of mind.
Not being a lawyer or knowing the specifics of your case, I'm not certain what would be helpful here, but there are some resources here on the NAS site that might be. The Autism Services Directory has a section for Advice and Advocacy, which is here - https://www.autism.org.uk/directory/browse/cid=51~aid=1.aspx - to help you try and find a legal advocate if that's what you need. If you want to try and find a solicitor we recommend the Law Society - http://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/
If you would like to talk to someone from NAS directly, you can call our helpline on 0808 800 4104. Our lines are open 10am-4pm from Monday-Thursday. On Fridays, we are open from 9am-3pm (excluding Bank Holidays).
Ross - mod