To ask Belinda a query, about social care rights or obligations, where the answer might be helpful to others, just put it in the Comment Box and Belinda will respond by way of a message that others can see – you can put any old name in it, or no name at all, and the email address it asks for will not be shown to anyone else.
To contact Belinda privately, please use the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Belinda will give a free steer to anyone she thinks she can help, but Belinda cannot afford to give complex private advice for free, please note. She has a team of hand-holders who will provide support to people having difficulties with social services statutory processes, like assessment or care planning, or safeguarding, but they have to earn a living, and charge between £60 and £100 per hour for this sort of service. It’s cheaper than a lawyer, and different to the service that a funded advocate can be expected to provide.