Collective Legal Solutions
Legal service provider specialists in Last Will and Testaments, Trusts and Lasting Power of Attorney plus Probate services. Member of the Society of Will Writers
- 8 June 2018
- 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?
Through my voluntary talks to carer groups throughout Surrey and Hampshire, I am able to deliver the importance of being pro-active in managing financial and personal affairs thus avoiding the arduous process needed in gaining control when someone loses capacity. I am fortunate to have direct contact with carers.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Ensuring my dementia knowledge is current.
It is often left too late by dementia suffers to make the final decision in their affairs due to lack of capacity causing them and their family great difficulties at a very difficult and emotional time. Even in the early
stages of dementia where a person is deemed to have capacity, I can still avert the need for all decisions having to being referred to the Court of Protection if individuals made these choices earlier – awareness is
Awareness is the key. Informing through my talks has enabled many of my clients to have their personal financial affairs and wishes put in place, giving them peace of mind at a very anxious and stressful time. I
am networking constantly with carer groups but this is still a very small group of individuals. A wider
platform is needed.
Since my last review
I am now attending 5 Carer Hub Days a month for the Princess Carers Trust in Hampshire giving advice to cares who care for family members with early stages of dementia.
Member websitewww. Collectivelegalsolutions.co.uk/joemcguire
Dementia Awareness raising for staff
Ensure staff, especially all customer facing staff, attend a dementia awareness raising session.
Awareness of the importance of having a will and Lasting Power of Attorney in place
Awareness of the importance of having a will and Lasting Power of Attorney in place to ensure control is granted as per an individual’s wishes.
Gaining a wider platform to deliver information
Attending 5 Carer Hub Days Princess Carers Trust for Cares In Hampshire January 2015
2014 - Second Quarter Update
Developing interest from other Carer Groups
Talks and Workshops
2015 - Fourth Quarter Update