Dealing with Legal Issues as a Home Care Provider

As a home care provider, you may not have the resources to keep on top of new legislation coming out of parliament, as well as the steady flow of case law from the courts. Home care insurance can include legal expertise to provide you with the expertise you need, when you need it. elXtr, provided by Abbey Legal, will empower your business to maximise its legal rights and control its legal obligations.

This is why we offer, as part of our Home Care Insurance, legal expertise to give our clients the expertise they need, when they need it. elXtr is provided by Abbey Legal and will empower your business to maximise its legal rights and control its legal obligations. 

How can elXtr help your home care business?

Example problem:

A carer regularly takes time off and is late for work due to personal issues. Whilst sympathetic, this is affecting your business and other staff have started to complain that this employee is getting preferential treatment. 

How elXtr can help

Your employee handbook will outline what is expected of your employees and goes hand in hand with their contract. Using elXtr, you can tailor the employee handbook to meet your needs. In addition, you can find all the documentation on elXtr you need to record meetings with the employee, as well as downloadable fact sheets to advise you on employment law and ensure you are meeting your obligations as an employer. 

If further down the line you want to discipline the employee for unacceptable behaviour you will find all the templates you need to help you with this problem, without running the risk of ending up in an employment tribunal later down the line.

Legal expertise you can tailor

elXtr supports you by giving you access to over 200 fact sheets and over 500 legal documents to choose from, across the following key areas:

Health and safety law

  • 64 focussed fact sheets covering all the key health and safety issues that may arise

  • All the latest health and safety news as it happens

  • 64 precedent health and safety legal documents, including forms, checklists and policies

Employment law

  • An employee handbook is an important tool to supplement employees’ contracts of employment. It can be selected, edited and formatted to suit your business needs - based on our solicitors rates, this alone is worth £1,000 to your business                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

  • A complete online guide to employment law, with 15 subject areas to choose from

  • Over 290 precedent employment law documents ranging from contracts and policies to letters, checklists and forms

Business law

  • Access to a diverse collection of focussed guidance notes covering key issues that may arise

  • Over 80 precedent business law documents for England and Wales and over 70 documents for Scotland including letters, forms, notices and agreements covering all the important commercial law matters

Towergate Insurance and you

When you take out an insurance policy with us, you will automatically get access to this benefit. What is more, you will also get access to a 24 hour helpline giving you help when you need it most. 

Towergate Insurance has been providing specialist broking services to the care sector for more than 30 years. As well as a range of products and services created to meet the needs of homecare businesses, their claims advisers all have specific expertise in the caring professions and can advise you on the right cover for your business.*

*All cover subject to insurers underwriting acceptance. 

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