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GLP Solicitors Bury

GLP Bury is located in its five-storey building opposite the area's transport hub and the famous open-market in the town centre. The Elderly Client department is committed to delivering services of the highest quality to meet the individual needs and concerns of older clients, their family and their carers. We are able to offer legal advice in relation to the following areas of specialism: Estate Planning Preserving the family home Trusts for children and grandchildren Tax Issues Preparation of Wills The Court of Protection Issues of mental capacity Applications for the appointment of a Deputy Applications for Statutory Wills Enduring Powers of Attorney Lasting Powers of Attorney Living Wills (or 'Advance Directives') Long Term Care Accessing funding for residential care and home care The provision of 'Direct Payments' for care at home Challenging Local Authority financial means-testing NHS Continuing Care Funding: challenging and reviewing NHS decisions

Updated:
15 December 2015
Location:
North West
Sectors:
Legal
Local Alliances:
Bury 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?

GLP's role is to ensure people living with dementia, their families and their carers receive advice at the earliest opportunity about how best to facilitate the desired outcomes. It is important for those who may come into contact with people with dementia and their carers to have a good understanding of dementia and the consequential issues.  A solicitor in the team is a Dementia Champion / Dementia Friend so it provides a good opportunity to work with other organisations.

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

Fundamentally, the challenge is to persuade clients, their families and their carers that being proactive and taking advice at the earliest opportunity is best. Ensuring that all members of our team have a good understanding of dementia. Ensuring that our office environment is dementia friendly.Ensuring that our written materials take into account the needs of clients living with dementia.

Member website

www.glplaw.com

2. Actions

  • Educating Staff about Dementia

    This will involve running a Dementia Friends session

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Dementia Friendly Office

    Ensuring navigation, seating, signage and lighting is dementia friendly.

    Status:
    Investigating
  • Building links in the community

    Building on links with local organisations to establish dementia friendly communities.

    Status:
    Being implemented