Gorvins solicitors are a North West-based law firm that provides expert legal services and advice to individuals, no matter what your issue. Our specialists take a unique approach to our work, building a close working relationship with clients and delivering easy-to-understand solutions. We have over 120 solicitors, lawyers and support staff that play a part in finding solutions to client problems, and we pride ourselves on building close working relationships with our clients.
- 18 May 2019
- North West
- Local Alliances:
- Salford Dementia Action Alliance , Bury Dementia Action Alliance, Trafford Dementia Action Alliance, Oldham Dementia Action Alliance , Stockport 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?
Gorvins' role is to emphasise to those recently diagnosed with dementia, those living with dementia and to their carers the importance of considering the legal implications. By advising about the benefits of good estate planning so as to be able to fund the best care, the advantages of appointing someone yourself to manage your finances through a Lasting Powers of Attorney or providing guidance in the Court of Protection to ensure the correct people are involved in best interest decisions. Ultimately, this will deliver better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers because it will mean a joined up approach between clinical, care, financial and legal advice.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The biggest attitude is the stigma towards solicitors and the fear that clients with dementia may have about approaching a solicitor. Many people also believe they can do the process of Making a Will or Power of Attorney themselves and that is simply not the case.
When living with dementia it is vitally important they and their family get access to specialists in the field and we are here to educate, advise and ultimately help people get the information thy need to put the necessary documents in place.
Access to the Right Informtaion
We aim to give people the right legal information when living with Dementia. It is so important to have a valid will and power of attorney in place but so often many people do not.
We want to educate, inform and help people living with dementia and their families understand that having legal documents in place will make life so much easier for them.