We are a progressive forward thinking firm that understands client’s needs. We are a full service multidisciplinary practice which is client orientated. We listen to our clients need and provide affordable professional skilled advice in helping you reach your objectives. We are the largest law firm in Kent and have ten offices with a branch in the Midlands. Our specialist lawyers provide advice on Lasting Powers of Attorney, applications to court for Deputyship Orders, contested Wills, Grants of Probate as well as advice on Carehome fees and your entitlements. We work closely with our other teams so we can undertake work on Property and Family matters. Covers; Herne Bay, Faversham, Sittingbourne, Rainham, Margate, Ramsgate, Sheerness, Broadstairs, Long Sutton, Sheerness and Rainham.
- 23 September 2016
- South East
- Local Alliances:
- Kent Dementia Action Alliance, Ashford (Kent) Dementia Action Alliance, Thanet Dementia Action Alliance, Shepway Dementia Action Alliance, Dover and Deal Dementia Action Alliance, Canterbury 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 an empathic sensitive team who regularly work with and advise clients and families and carers who are diagnosed with Dementia. We ensure clients and carers are aware that a diagnosis of Dementia does not necessarily mean a person does not have mental capacity.
The role of Fosters Law is to provide affordable reliable advice to people with Dementia on issues they face. Our staffs are fully trained on the issues surrounding Dementia, so are able to deal with clients and families sensitively. This is delivered through key training of private client groups.
As one of the largest laws firms in Kent we aim to promote a better understanding of the Dementia and how it impacts society as a whole.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
People generally see lawyers as stuffy and unapproachable. Fosters Law was on.clients which enable us to provide effective solutions with a service clients can relyWe are a diverse practice, and proud to be different. Our staff are as diverse as ourdo.are also living in care homes. We aim to promote the services of DAA in the work weThere is a general lack of awareness of what DAA organizations offer for people whopractices to provide affordable reliable advice together with a good service.founded as an alternative to the usual stuffy practices. We use time honored
We aim to promote the services of DAA within our key groups and clients and with our staff.
We are a point of contact for legal advice on early diagnosis. We ensure our staff are fully trained on the issues that surround individuals who are diagnosed with Dementia.
We attend many DAA events in order to provide ad hoc initial legal advice and assistance as grass root level. We are committed to raising awareness of dementia and ensure clients get the advice and support they need.
As an organisation, we attend the Dementia cafes and Dementia events across Kent to provide initial legal advice and assistance to families and carers free of charge as part of our commitment to raise awareness.
Our specialists are unstuffy and down to earth. We promote the services of the DAA with our clients and staff. We also provide Dementia training materials from the DAA. We are also registered as solicitors for the Elderly.
We are also provide advice and legal updates to larger organisations and charities and promote the activities and support within DAA.
We continue to provide to provide advice to our clients on legal capacity, Carehome funding obligations and the types of Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship Orders in way that clients really can understand.
We ensure our staff receive full training. A dementia friendly training session has been arranged for 2016.
We work closely with the DAA to ensure we receive training materials to update our front line staff and private client teams.
Our private client lawyers work with local DAA members
Our lawyers are part of the DAA and support Dementia Friends.