Clarke Willmott LLP is a national law firm with six offices across the country from which we provide a broad spectrum of legal services for businesses and individuals. We are client-led; a strategic resolve which has resulted in our earning a strong reputation in sectors such as real estate, construction, retail, sport, social housing, agriculture, renewable energy and among private clients.
- 22 March 2019
- South West
- Local Alliances:
- Portishead Dementia Action Alliance, Bristol Dementia Action Alliance, Patchway Dementia Action Alliance , South Gloucestershire Dementia Action Alliance, North Somerset 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 have a Dementia Champion and Dementia Friend in the Court of Protection/Elder care department and have a good understanding of issues relating to individuals with capacity issues relating to dementia. We have a carers forum (in early stages) to support people caring for people with dementia We will support the Alliance both in person and in our newsletters/blogs/social media.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
We have a large number of staff members who deal with all manner of individuals. We encourage people to be patient and understanding with our clients and have people within the Court of Protection/Elder Care department that are specialists in their field. We will encourage people to be more aware of issues relating to dementia as there are colleagues who will not have come across these types of clients before.
Raising awareness of the issues surrounding dementia
We will raise awareness of problems relating to dementia with our staff and explore how we, as an organisation, can assist. As a private client solicitor specialising in care and capacity issues, we are always keen to raise awareness of dementia and the problems it causes.
We will work with individuals and their families to obtain the best advice possible when there is a diagnosis of dementia and be as pro-active and helpful as we can
Training employees to become Dementia Friends
We will arrange to train colleagues as Dementia Friends