Arthur Jackson & Co, Solicitors
Arthur Jackson & Co Solicitors was established more than 100 years ago. We are a small high street practice which prides itself on offering a personalised service to all our Clients. Our aim is to ensure that individuals, their family and carers are aware of the options available to them which will allow them to retain control of their affairs.
- 29 January 2014
- Yorkshire and Humber
- 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?
We will provide help, advice and assistance to Clients in relation to a number of legal issues, such as the preparation of wills, probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney and advice and assistance with Court of Protection Applications.
The provision of legal services will be given to Clients in an understanding and caring manner. We aim to make dealing with legal issues as stress free as possible. This can include visiting Clients at home or at a time to suit them so that they feel more relaxed and comfortable.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Ensuring that all members of staff at Arthur Jackson & Co have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects our Clients, their families and carers.
Ensuring that we remain flexible and aware of Clients’ differing needs and the need to offer facilities to see Clients outside of the office.
Ensuring that the written material and correspondence made available to Clients is expressed clearly and in easy to understand format.
Ensuring that Clients, their families and carers are aware of the need to take steps to safeguard their future by making Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney at an early stage.
Review the Literature available to Clients
Review the literature which we make available to Clients, their families and carers to ensure they receive clear, easy to understand information.
Dementia Awarenes Training
Take steps to make staff more dementia aware – arrange for a Dementia Friends Champion to give a presentation to staff.