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Wrigleys Solicitors LLP

Wrigleys Solicitors LLP is a private client niche practice which is rated top in the region in the independent 'Legal 500' and 'Chambers' guides for clients. Wrigleys have a well respected team which specialises in managing the affairs of people who have been injured, whether via a Trust or a Deputyship. We have vast experience with dealing with older client matters where clients have dementia.

Updated:
10 April 2015
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Other
Local Alliances:
Rotherham Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

Our specialist team in Sheffield are dedicated to assisting people with Dementia, Alzheimers, other mental health conditions and also those that have suffered a brain injury.

We assist not only by ensuring our clients and their families are fully aware of all the legal options available to them following the onset of dementia or after an injury but also act as professional attorney or deputy as required. Where family members are appointed as an attorney or deputy we are able to assist them in all administrative matters surrounding their role.

As part of our service we also offer assistance with regard care and issues surrounding funding and have a specialist department dealing with care and funding matters, leaded by our Austin Thornton.

We offer a national service and act for clients across England and Wales. In doing so, we pride ourselves on our commitment to our clients and in ensuring we are able to put our clients’ minds at ease.

We endeavour to deliver our service in a down to earth, reliable and consistent way. Peace of mind is paramount.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

We work closely with organisations such as Solicitors for the Elderly and other third parties to ensure that our services and those in similar fields are publicised through various channels to offer those that require legal assistance the knowledge of what can be done and who can assist.

Our Lynne Bradey and others at our office provide presentations to third party groups and charities to ensure there is sufficient knowledge of what can be done legally.

It is often difficult for our clients to obtain good, down to earth and specialist legal advice in this area. We would like to continue to grow our network of contacts both nationally and also locally, to include being involved in the Rotherham Dementia Action Alliance Legal steer-group.

Member website

www.wrigleys.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Involvement in local RDAA Legal Steering Group

    Charlotte Buckley has been nominated the lead of the Legal Steer Group. The aim over coming months (once the final group has formed, following membership) is to put together and provide material that can be provided to local groups and charities in the local area regarding legal services and those able to assist in the region.

     

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    1.       Involvement in local RDAA Legal Steering Group 2015 – first quarter updateUpdate - April 2015

    We continue to head up the professional services group and be involved with the Steering Group.

    The professional services group are in the process of publishing our literature to disseminate within the local area, including at the hospital and memory clinic.  Our co-ordinator is also assisting with trying to sign up other financial and legal organisations as members.

    Finally, our Charlotte Buckley is liaising with other legal and financial firms, in the Yorkshire and Humber region to set up a regional professional services group for the Yorkshire and Humber.

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Continue to offer Training and Presentations Nationally

    We provide presentations and talks nationally on legal matters surrounding the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and essentially, what can be done to assist those with Dementia and Alzheimers.

    We provide talks to professional groups and charities.  We will further look to see if we are able to assist those groups with a specific interest in making lives better for those with Dementia by providing talks and presentations on legal matters.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    Continue to offer training and presentations nationally 2015 – first quarter update  

     We continue to provide talks to professional groups and charities, in relation to mental capacity and to ensuring those with dementia are able to live well.

     

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Review of Literature

    We aim to review our literature and guides to ensure they are dementia friendly.

    Status:
    Planning

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    Review of literature 2015 – first quarter update

     

    This continues to be reviewed internally.

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Training Our Team

    We aim to provide Dementia awareness training to our specialist team, including support staff in Sheffield

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    Training our Team/raising awareness of Dementia 2015 – first quarter update

     

    We can confirm that the Dementia Friends sessions have been held in both the Leeds and Sheffield offices by Charlotte Buckley and Amy Slinn, as Dementia Champions and 96 staff members, including Partners, Fee Earners and Support Staff are now Dementia Friends.  Charlotte and Amy have also offered their services to provide Dementia Friends sessions to other legal firms. 

     

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Promotion Of Rotherham Dementia Action Alliance

    We will actively promote Rotherham Dementia Action Alliance though the community care team 

    Status:
    Planning