Our health and social care hub runs a specialist advice line and representation service providing free legal advice and assistance ...
Law Centre NI’s health and social care hub runs a specialist advice line and representation service providing free legal advice and assistance to adults:
Legal advisers help in cases regarding the responsibilities of Health and Social Care (HSC) Trusts and other public bodies to provide health and social care. We provide advice on areas of health and social care including:
We also provide advice to young people moving from children’s services, as well as advice on legal capacity and decision making in social care and human rights issues.
While we resolve the majority of cases through negotiation with HSC Trusts and service providers, we can also take legal action in the courts to clarify interpretation of health and social services law and/ or to challenge decisions made by public bodies or HSC Trusts.
Health and Social Care Advice Line (028) 9024 4401: Monday to Friday, 09.00 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 17.00 (an out-of-hours voicemail service is available at the same number)
(Law Centre NI does not offer a drop-in service. Advice is provided through a telephony advice line with client appointments booked by caseworkers where a face to face meeting is required)