Wrigley Claydon Solicitors
We are a general high street legal practice. We have a large Wills, Probate and elderly client department where we come into contact with clients who have dementia and we are involved in helping them and their families; particularly with applying for Lasting Power of Attorney and Deputyship Orders in the Court of Protection.
- 23 August 2016
- North West
- Local Alliances:
- Oldham 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 can help clients with dementia by supporting them and their families to find practical solutions to day to day problems. We do this primarily by promoting and explaining the advantage of a Lasting Power of Attorney so a nominated individual can assist with finances and welfare and ultimately take control if necessary.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Our staff need patience to welcome clients who come to our offices and our solicitors need to be aware of the effect of dementia on a clients ability to give instructions and to get the best out of each meeting.
All pledges Complete
All three pledges made when joining the DAA, now complete.
Nomination of a named Dementia Lead
The nomination of Rachel Damianou as Head of Wills and Probate and Elderly Client Department as dementia lead.
This is to push forward our organisation as dementia friendly.
Dementia Customer Facing Guide
We have shared the dementia customer facing guide with all staff.
Lasting Power of Attorney
Have provide two talks and information sessions on Lasting Power of Attorney. More are planned.