How to support an individual experiencing Domestic Abuse

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The UK government describes Domestic Abuse as abusive behaviour perpetrated on another individual aged 16 or over, with whom they are personally connected. Abuse might include a one off or could be regular incidents involving any of the following; physical, sexual, violence/threat of violence, control, or coercion, financial, or psychological/emotional abuse.  The new Domestic Abuse…

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Will taking part in a Mental Capacity assessment upset my loved one?

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“I really hope the mental capacity assessment does not upset them” is a worry that we hear often as Mental Capacity Assessors at Thornton & Lee. Whilst we cannot guarantee that an assessment of mental capacity will be an enjoyable experience for the individual 100 percent of the time, what we can promise is this;…

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The values behind Thornton & Lee

Thornton & Lee; exceptional assessments, affordable fee’s – Sounds like a catchy sales pitch?! However, it’s actually value driven! Rebecca and Faye, founders of Thornton & Lee, spent many years working as Registered Social Workers for Local Authorities and managing Social Work teams on behalf of Local Authorities. We understand that putting a Lasting Power…

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What is new at Thornton & Lee?

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After a wonderfully productive and rewarding first year following the launch of our Social Work Consultancy, in which we have had such positive opportunities of working with legal and financial professionals and members of the public alike, we have now extended our service offering in response to requests and demand from legal and financial professionals.…

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Thornton & Lee’s Guide to Navigating the Care Maze

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Organising your own care and support for the first time, or providing support to an elderly or disabled person to access the right types of health and social care services, can feel really overwhelming. We often meet families in crisis who tell us that they don’t know where to go for help, or what support…

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