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.
Scottish Care now represents the largest group of Health and Social Care sector independent providers across Scotland delivering residential care, day care, care at home and housing support. There is recognition of the merits for a strong single representative body in Scotland, and our core strategy is to create the strongest possible alliance and collective voice to protect and promote the interests of all independent public care sector providers in Scotland.
SOLICITORS SUPPORTING THE CAMPAIGN
Each of the firms supporting the campaign has a wealth of experience and an in-depth knowledge in relation to Power of Attorney.
If you would like to take advantage of the reduced fees offered by these firms please quote ‘STARTPOA’.
TC Young Solicitors
We assist with power of attorney for people who are legally capable, and we process guardianship applications through the courts for those who are not. We have unrivalled experience and expertise in reviewing the whole family situation. We work with you to put in place the best arrangements. TC Young is registered by the Legal Aid Board to provide legal aid, legal advice, and assistance through the Scottish Legal Aid Scheme.
www.tcyoung.co.uk Tel: 0141 221 5562
At AS we are highly experienced at advising on Powers of Attorney and guiding you through the guardianship process. We pride ourselves on providing friendly, practical legal advice and are committed to working with you to achieve the best outcome for you and your family. AS do not offer legal power of attorney or guardianship advice through the Scottish Legal Aid Scheme.
www.andersonstrathern.co.uk Tel no. 0141 242 6060
Legal Services Agency
We provide specialist legal help to people with mental ill-health and dementia, and their carers, on a not-for-profit basis. We assist with power of attorney, guardianship and intervention orders. Our experience and expertise has national recognition. LSA’s solicitors are registered by the Legal Aid Board to provide legal aid and legal advice and assistance through the Scottish Legal Aid Board.
www.lsa.org.uk Tel: 0800 316 8450/0141 353 3354
Morisons are able to deal with any matters regarding Incapacity law including Powers of Attorney. Their specialist team which includes a Law Society of Scotland Accredited Specialist in Incapacity and Mental Disability Law will support you by advising on managing your financial and welfare issues using a Power of Attorney and explaining and applying for guardianship should this be required. The firm has a dedicated website for carers – www.adviceforcarers.com. Morisons are registered by the Legal Aid Board to provide legal aid and legal advice and assistance through the Scottish Legal Aid Board.
www.morisonsllp.com Tel: 0141 332 5666
As we live longer, more and more people are not able to deal with their financial and/or personal affairs. Brodies LLP can assist with Powers of Attorney and guardianship advice. Legal directory Chambers (2013) describes Brodies LLP private client team as ‘very practical, very professional and always available at the end of the phone’. Brodies LLP do not offer legal Power of Attorney or Guardianship advice through the Scottish Legal Aid Scheme.
www.brodies.com Tel: 0141 248 4672
Alternatively you may want to contact your own solicitor or the Law Society (0131 226 7411) who will be able to direct you to a legal firm with expertise in this area.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is the largest health board in the UK. We provide healthcare to over 1.2 million people and employ more than 40,000 staff.
For more information on what we do visit www.nhsggc.org.uk
Glasgow City Council, serving a population of around 600,000, is Scotland’s largest city and is the commercial capital of Scotland.
For more information on what the council do visit www.glasgow.gov.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.
Legal aid is help towards the costs of legal advice and representation, for those who qualify, paid for out of public funds. It is designed to help individuals on low and modest incomes gain access to the legal system.
The Scottish Government decides legal aid policy and the Scottish Parliament makes and changes legislation. The Scottish Legal Aid Board manages the legal aid system in Scotland within the scope of our governing legislation and advises Scottish Ministers.
Find out more on our website www.slab.org.uk