Contact: (01449) 612262


Milton House Business Suite
1 Milton Road South
IP14 1EZ

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Here are the answers to questions you have asked us. If you don’t find the question or answer below, use the form and we will answer you personally and update the web site with both question and answer (personal details removed) to better inform everyone in the future.


General Stuff

 Q: How much do you cost?

A: Our fees vary slightly depending on the service you require click here for our full range of investment fees

Q: is there disabled access?

A: Our consulting and meeting rooms are all situated on the ground floor and all doors are wide access doors. It should be noted that the building is over 400 years old and the main entrance door is oak, has a 5cm threshold and is not power assisted. Anyone requiring assistance should contact us in advance and we will give any help required to make your visit as accessible as possible.

Q: What happens if I have to cancel my appointment?

A: if you give us adequate notice and we can rearrange your appointment there is no charge. Click here for our complete cancellation policy


Expert Social Work

Q: What's the difference between expert and independent social work?

A: Our expert service is usually commisioned where we would be required to submit evidence and perhaps appear at court or tribunal and would require the expertise of a named social worker experienced in a specific field of social work. All other social work services not involving the courts would normally be covered by our independent social work service. Our Independent social work service also differs from our expert service by providing a variety of team members with differing skills to assist you with your needs rather than an individual named "expert".

Q: How much does an expert report cost?

A: The Typical fee of the report itself is between £1500-£1800 this includes attendance at an assessment visit, evidence gathering, compiling and writing the report, any factual ammendments needed, an e-copy and final hard copy of the report. Not included in this fee are any incidental cost accrued by us which are charged in addition to the basic report fee. these additional costs include, travel time and costs to and from assessment visits, accomodation if needed, conference calls with counsel, printing of paperwork required, additional reading time, additional administration time etc.

Q: Can you do an all in price to make life simpler?

A: Unfortunately not. Because the expert reports we produce for you are unique to your individual and complex situation and there is a wide variation in the amount of evidence to gather, read and digest. Of course, not all reports require conference with counsel or the reading of 1000+ pages of evidence bunldes and we feel it would be unfair to charge a fee for a service that might not be required  Also as we cover the whole of England and are based in Suffolk our travel costs can vary widely and again this cannot be accomodated in a generic one of all in fee.


Independent Social Work

 Q: Isn't this a bit like case management?

 A: Yes, but there are some significant and important differences.



Q: What happens in my appointment?

A: First we sit down and discuss what your specific situation is so we can tailor which approach is most suitable for you. We then agree what outcomes you want and how to work towards them, including any strategies or approaches that we feel would be useful to you.

Q: When can I expect to see results?

A: Usually from the first session but this does vary from person to person. It is our aim that every client leaves every session feeling better than when they arrived.

Q: How long will I have to see you for?

A: Not one session longer than you need to. Our average is 4 sessions with some clients needing more and some needing less. Some of our clients feel better after their first session and that’s all they need. Of course with some of our longer term clients we are here to help as long as they need us.

Q: Does any of my sessions go on my records?

A: No. Your sessions with us are completely confidential. The only exception to this is if we feel you are a danger to yourself or others, then we would usually discuss this with you before contacting the appropriate agencies. There are some occasions where working with your GP or other organisations would be helpful but we always seek your permission in advance and in consultation with you.


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