Caroline Coats & Co

Caroline Coats & Co provides specialist legal advice to clients of all ages. Our service is friendly and approachable and adapted to the needs of each client, especially the vulnerable. Appointments are usually in the clients own home where they will be more at ease.

1 December 2015
Local Alliances:
Hampshire 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 provide advice and support to those diagnosed with dementia, their families, and carers.  Caroline Coats is Chair of the regional group of Solicitors for the Elderly and regularly lectures on the subjects of powers of attorney and care fees.  

Main areas where advice is sought are powers of attorney, Wills, and care fees.  As a Notary Public Caroline is also able to assist where overseas assets may be involved.  Appointments are usually in the clients own home at a time of day when they may be better able to cope.  We concentrate on the individual and aim to empower them to make the decisions they are facing.

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

Instilling confidence in other bodies, primarily statutory organisations, that we understand the issues and aid our clients to stand up to undue pressure from others, whilst achieving what they want to do and not what others think they should do.

Making sure those that need us find us soon enough.

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