Aberdeen City Health & Social Care Partnership serves the citizens of Scotland’s third city in the North-east of Scotland.
The Partnership is committed to ensuring people receive high-quality adult social care and primary health care services – in the right place, at the right time, in the right setting – delivered by integrated, multi-skilled teams.
We are founded upon the principle of providing person-centred care, with an emphasis on prevention and anticipation. That means finding ways for people in need of care to be supported to create care and welfare partnerships around themselves.
The city has a population of some 230,000, of whom almost 90,000 people are aged over 45. The Granite City’s pensionable age population is set to rise by 14% by 2034 and the number of over-75s by almost 50% over the same period.
It is clear, therefore, that many thousands of people in Aberdeen could benefit from “starting the conversation” about power of attorney now with their loved-ones, to ensure their wishes are respected if they find they can no longer make welfare or financial decisions for themselves.
There are a number of partner organisations in Aberdeen who can be contacted for support and information about how to arrange power of attorney.
Contact Details: (01224) 686 058
Advocacy Service Aberdeen is a local third sector organisation providing an independent advocacy service to people in the city of Aberdeen. We provide free, confidential and impartial information and support, including helping you to understand what a Power of Attorney is and why it may be important for you to consider. We can also help you understand how to set up a Power of Attorney and help you contact and meet with a solicitor to assist in the process if necessary.
Contact Details: www.advocacy.org.uk
Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s leading dementia organisation. We deliver high quality, dementia-specific, statutory services and an array of community-based support and activities, from Shetland to the Borders. We campaign to shape and improve policy, as well as being a national and local voice, both of and for, people with dementia and those who care for them. We support a network of Dementia Advisors, a growing number of local Dementia Resource Centres, the Dementia Friends Scotland programme, our 24 hour Freephone Dementia Helpline and a wide range of dementia research through our fundraised income. We believe nobody should face dementia alone.
Contact Details: (01224) 644 077, www.alzscot.org
Alzheimer Scotland provides a wide range of specialist services for people with dementia and their carers. We offer personalised support services, community activities, information and advice, at every stage of the dementia journey.
Legal aid is help towards the costs of legal advice and representation, for those who qualify. It is designed to help individuals on low and modest incomes gain access to the legal system.
Find out more at www.slab.org.uk
The Office of the Public Guardian supports and advises those assisting someone with mental incapacity. They can be contacted on 01324 678300. Their website offers a lot of helpful information.
Solicitors for Older People Scotland (SOPS) is a group of solicitors dedicated to providing legal services to older and vulnerable people in a caring way. SOPS members are committed to providing Power of Attorney under the Legal Aid scheme to clients who qualify.
Find out more at www.sops.org.uk