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Scott Duff & Co Solicitors

We are a solicitors providing legal services to both individuals and organisations. Services include: Elderly Client Care, Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection applications for people applying to become a Deputy, Wills and Probate, Property (including conveyance), Family, Civil Litigation, and Accident Claims.

30 March 2017
North West
Local Alliances:
Keswick Dementia Action Alliance , Carlisle Dementia Action Alliance , Penrith 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 act for individuals with Dementia and their families by providing a wide range of legal services.

We promote the necessity and importance of planning for the future by, for example, preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney. 

We ensure that our legal team have a high level of awareness and opportunities to undertake ongoing training regarding capacity. We are increasing awareness of all staff with regard to Dementia and providing the opportunity for them to become Dementia Friends.

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

Ensuring that everyone in the organisation remains vigilant to the needs of people who have or may have Dementia and providing the necessary support for them and their families

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    We will ensure  that all our staff based at our Keswick Office become Dementia Friends and will organise this as soon as possible (our staff in our Penrith and Carlisle Offices have allready undergone dementia friends training). 

  • Helping individuals plan for the future

    We will promote the necessity and importance of planning for the future, for example by promoting the need to make Lasting Powers of Attorney

  • Skill and training

    Ensure staff have a high level of awareness and opportunities to undertake training regarding capacity