Stone King LLP
Stone King is a national law firm with offices in Bath, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds and London. We offer a broad range of personal legal advice including care planning services, personal tax, probate and estates, and pride ourselves on delivering excellent legal advice in a way that is easily understood. We have particular expertise in dealing with older and vulnerable people, their families and carers, and take time to understand clients’ issues and build a close working relationship with them. Our holistic approach enables us to offer a flexible, personal service that is tailored to our clients’ varied needs. We are easily accessible and always listen to our clients, because they are at the heart of what we do.
- 6 January 2019
- Law, Legal
- Local Alliances:
- Bath & North East Somerset
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 regularly advise older and vulnerable people, their families and carers. We understand that the legal problems they face are often complex and invariably require an approach of patience, sensitivity and tact. We have therefore developed a range of specialist skills to address the particular issues facing older people and their loved ones.
Through our work we provide support and assistance to those people with Dementia and work closely with other organisations to provide this support.
As part of our commitment to providing this specialist advice 5 of our solicitors are members of Solicitors for the Elderly and have passed the Older Client Care in Practice Award.
Stone King is a national law firm with offices in Bath, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds and London and we work hard to ensure that our clients receive the same high level of service no matter which location they are in.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Although we offer a specialist service to people with Dementia, their families and carers, it is important that all of our staff have the knowledge and skills to support these clients.
Staff training and awarenessArrange Dementia Friend training for all staff who come into contact with private clients, including the front of house team. Look into the possibility of offering this training as part of our induction for new joiners
Review client areas to make them more dementia friendly
Look into the possibility of making improvements to our reception and meeting rooms to make them more dementia friendly.
- Initial Scoping
Support the local DAAHelp raise awareness of the DAA and contribute towards creating a dementia friendly community.