Social Care Newsbrief Spring/Summer 2018

Welcome to the Spring edition of the Hempsons’ Social Care Newsbrief, a round-up of some of the hot legal topics in the social care sector.

In this issue, Philippa Doyle talks about challenging CQC, which can be an unpalatable proposition, but is sometimes very much in your best interests. Being the regulator does not make them immune from error on occasion.

We like to feature clients we have worked with and this month we put the spotlight on Lister House Limited who we were delighted to assist with a recent challenge. We do not simply work with people when things have not gone as planned –you can read about our support of Brightening Minds who exist to help the adult social sector improve their CQC ratings and achieve that outstanding care that we all want to see.

Corporate Partner Faisal Dhalla looks at issues to consider for those contemplating purchasing a care business. Whilst undoubtedly there are challenges facing the sector, not least the continued uncertainty as to how inadequate public funding of the sector is to be addressed mid-term; there are also opportunities and it is always exciting to be working with those who are seizing them.

We have now run several hugely successful social care focussed seminars – our May dates are now confirmed, and as usual we will have some excellent external speakers so it is not all about the
law! We would love to see you there.

For those who find themselves in need of a conversation with a sector specialist lawyer, we operate our social care advice telephone line which you can call for some free legal advice on a range of issues.

After winning the Best Professional Services Advisor at the inaugural Care Home Awards in2017 we are delighted to be have been shortlisted as a finalist in the same category for the 2018 awards.

We hope you find something of interest within this newsbrief. We always enjoying hearing from those that read our newsbriefs so do get in touch:

The newsbrief is available in full here.

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  • Brightening Minds

    Brightening Minds partners with Hempsons to support the adult social sector to improve CQC ratings Feel in control of your next CQC inspection with tips, suggestions and support from experienced practicebased workshop facilitators and other working colleagues in the adult care sector.

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  • Client spotlight: Lister House Limited

    In this issue we are turning the spotlight on Lister House Limited, a care home provider on the outskirts of Bradford, owned by Sally Allen. The company aims to provide quality care for both elderly people and younger residents.

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  • CQC Complaints

    They may be your regulator, but that doesn’t stop you complaining about their conduct. The CQC and its inspectors should treat you, your staff and your clients with courtesy and respect. If they don’t – complain! Send an email to

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  • What to consider when purchasing a care home – The legal aspects

    Buying a care home is a complex business transaction which will require considerable time and dedication on your part. Whilst the rewards will no doubt be satisfying, the legal process is not always straight forward and it requires input from specialist legal advisors who are experts in both business law and health and social care law.

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