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John Fowlers LLP Solicitors

John Fowlers Solicitors is a leading legal firm practicing across Essex, Suffolk and the rest of East Anglia. Our unfailing attention to detail and knowledge of the law have made us the firm of choice for those looking to work with caring specialists who will deliver results. The Private Client Department here work very closely in a small team and specialise in Wills, Powers of Attorney, Probate and Court of Protection matters. We believe we take a professional, personal and caring approach to our advice and assistance, whether this is by drafting our clients Will, or simply discussing how to put their financial or health & welfare affairs in order. We fully understand and appreciate that not only is it the individual we are assisting and advising, but their loved ones too. We endeavor to provide personalised support to all those involved.

5 January 2017
East of England
Local Alliances:
Tendring Dementia Action Alliance , Colchester 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?

Two of our Solicitors here, Louise Repper and Helen Firth are ‘Dementia Friends’ and soon to be Dementia Champions. They will then have the ability to provide awareness sessions to not only the firm’s employees but other local organisations. The Private Client team already liaises with other departments within the firm, if there are any matters raised relating to a vulnerable client or family member that they may be dealing with. We as a firm are continually looking into ways to connect further with the local community. By becoming involved with opportunities that enable us to give something back to our surrounding society, we do feel that we can support our clients, their family and carers that little bit more, not only the legal aspect of this. We understand that each individual client has their own unique circumstances, and we ensure that we can adapt to all the client’s needs.

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

We understand it can be a challenging time for our clients, and their wider family and carers. Therefore, we will ensure to provide continued training for all current and new members in the necessary departments, to ensure there is awareness of the support that is available. Most importantly, ensuring our clients, their wider family and carers understand that taking advice at the earliest opportunity is most beneficial to them. To balance the factor of ensuring our client is supported, but aiming to support the carers very valuable role. It is possible to live well with Dementia as long as there is continued support and understanding not only for the individual but to the wider family, which is something we aim to promote here.

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