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GA Solicitors

We are an innovative Plymouth law practice with experience that is second to none and so can deliver cost effective solutions to most legal problems from our offices in Plymouth. Whether you are a publicly quoted company or a small family business, from the public sector or a private individual, you will appreciate and value our top-flight legal advice, outstanding service and straightforward approach. The practice is structured around six practice areas, each comprising its own specialist team: Business, Conveyancing, Family, Personal Injury, Litigation Wills, Trusts and Probate. Our team of dedicated professionals provides consistent, high-quality advice that combines technical expertise with a genuine interest in the success of our clients.

Updated:
18 March 2021
Location:
South West
Local Alliances:
Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance, Tavistock Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA 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 are proud of our Plymouth roots and always keen to help the local community in any way. Members of our team are involved witha range of community organisations including:

•Tavistock Dementia Action Alliance

•Rotary Club of Tavistock

•Plymouth Drake Foundation

•St Luke's Hospice

•Look Good Feel Better

•HeartSWell South West

•Plymouth Age UK

•The Woolwell Centre

•St Vincent de Paul Society - Plymouth Conference

We are increasingly aware of the need to support those with a dementia and their carers - from providing expert professional advice on powers of attorney and wills, to sponsoring local events supporting dementia charities.

Our role is to provide professional advice and planning in an understanding and approachable manner, at a time that can be dificult for the clients and their loved ones.

Our team provide a professional and friendly service with extensive experience and expertise, with three of the team being members of The Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners.

Additionally, whenever possible we will support the community and charity  events to assist those with a dementia. In the last 12 months this has included sponsoring Dementia Action Alliance leaflets and a charity golf event.

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

While we provide expert legal advice from a small team within the firm we wish to include all our staff in training to enure that everyone has a greater awareness and understanding of the issues around dementia. One of the challenges will be cascading such awareness through the firm.

Member website

www.GAsolicitors.com

2. Actions

  • In -house Dementia Friends awareness information and briefing sessions - dleivered by a member of staff who is a Dementia Friends Champion.

    The staff member who is a Dementia Friends Champion will be delivering Dementia Friends Sessions to all staff during the month of May 2014.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Supporting creation of Devonport Memory Cafe. Already actively involved in the Tavistock Memory Cafe and Yelverton Memory Cafe we are keen to support this initative.

    Having gained experience of Memory Cafe's and their value to those with a dementia and their carers we are keen to develop this local cafe in Devonport. We have offered to support this initative by delivering awareness raising Dementia Friends sessions given by a member of staff from Gill Akaster who is a Dementia Friends Champion.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Wherever possible supporting in whatever way community projects and charities commited to helping those with a dementia and their carers.

    Providing where possible sponsorship and support in memory cafes and local events, assisting those living with dementia to live well.

    Status:
    Planning