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Quality Solicitors Copley Clark

We are an independent and long-established firm of Solicitors, based in Sutton and Banstead, providing the usual range of legal services to individuals and businesses. We are particularly strong in the field of Private Client work, including Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyships, as well as Probate and Trust matters.

Updated:
15 June 2017
Location:
London
Sectors:
Legal
Local Alliances:
Sutton Dementia Action Alliance, Banstead Dementia Action Alliance, Surrey 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?

1. We act as Attorneys and Deputies, always ensuring that any actions are in the best interests of the client;

2. We provide advice and guidance to clients who are responsible for the care of someone with dementia;

3. We deliver seminars and make presentations to organisations about caring for the elderly and partiucarly those who have lost capacity;

4. We are a  dementia-friendly firm in that every one of our members and staff has been trained in dementia awareness;

5. We offer a service to train other organisations in dementia awareness.

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

There is some confusion amongst the public about what dementia means and how it affects people.  A common misconception is that it simply means having a bad memory. In some situations there is a feeling that dementia is not a particularly serious problem. It can be difficult to persuade some organisations that committing time and money to the issue will be of benefit.

Member website

www.copleyclark.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Offer and Provide Training in Dementia Awareness

    Following the full  attendance of our firm at international Dementia Friends Information Sessions, we will now offer the training service to local businesses and organisations, to help develop and expand the awareness amongst the business community.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    Initial stages of implementation

  • Seminars on Attorneyships and Deputyships

    We continue to hold free seminars for clients as well as local businesses, clubs and other organisations dealing with topics such as Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship Orders, in order to educate people about the impacts of someone losing their capacity.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2016 - First Quarter Update

     

    A few seminars have been delivered already, with more dates in the diary and in the pipeline.

  • Dementia Training for the Firm

    Our plan was to train all of our staff and members in dementia awareness, by having them attend Dementia Friends Information Sessions, in order to create a dementia-friendly work environment.

    Status:
    Completed

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    All staff and members now trained.

  • Join in Local Activity to Raise Dementia Awareness

    One of the local care homes (Sunrise) is launching the Dementia Friendly (Banstead) Initiative, which we will join, with the aim of raising awareness amongst the businesses in Banstead's High Street.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    Initial implementation and liaising with the home.