Hewitts Solicitors are locally based solicitors with 4 offices throughout the county. We undertake work in all areas of law including conveyancing, Family, Crime, Wills and Probate and Estate and Tax planning. We have a large private client department that regularly work with elderly clients or those diagnosed with dementia to assist them in any way possible.
- 18 April 2016
- North East
- Local Alliances:
- County Durham Dementia Action Alliance, North East Dementia 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?
Hewitts provides advice and assistance to those living with dementia and their families, covering issues such as Lasting Powers of Attorney, Wills and tax and estate planning. We are sympathetic to anyone living with dementia and always deal with their queries in a quick, efficient and respectful manner.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Often we are faced with issues regarding a persons capacity to provide advice, however we always deal with these sensitive matters in an appropriate way, considering the wishes of the individual as well as any statutory guidance, such as the Mental Capacity Act.
All members of our Wills and Probate team are Dementia Friends
Working with Dementia Organisations
Hewitts have already provided advice and assistance to dementia organisations, such as Pathways Together.
Further Training/Dementia Friends
All staff of Hewitts are encouraged to become dementia friends and will be provided training to gain a better understanding of dementia and how we may assist.
- Being implemented