Tollers Support Memory Walks
Staff of Tollers Solicitors attended two Memory Day Walks for the Alzheimer’s Society over September and October to raise money for people living with Dementia.
Tollers solicitors have their own specialised team that supports people and their families through the complexities of care funding and planning for later life when dementia impacts on their lives.
In addition, we guide and support our client’s wishes to put in place Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and ensuring appropriate estate planning.
Karon Walton, a Partner of the firm, and a Director of Solicitors for the Elderly leads the Elderly and Vulnerable Team at Tollers said: “Our members of staff come into contact with families coping with life changing situations and who are often at a loss as to where to turn. It is fantastic our staff recognise the importance of trying to make a difference for people in our community by supporting this national charity. It was a beautiful sunny day for the Bedford Memory Walk and there were 1,500 people walking in memory of loved ones. Sadly, we all know someone who suffers from dementia and the £752 raised by Tollers staff will go towards funding vital research into finding a cure.”
More about how Tollers can help
The team at Tollers focuses on enabling clients to maintain their financial independence for as long as possible offering support through the process of appointing an Attorney and registering the lasting power of attorney at The Office of the Public Guardian and help to make sure that their decision making and wishes are reflected and respected.
Where clients have not appointed an Attorney and, due to the advancement of their condition, are unable to grant a Power of Attorney, then the team are able to help families and friends to make an application to the Court of Protection for a Deputyship.
The Court of Protection may also appoint a Panel or Professional Deputy for matters that come before them where the person cannot appoint an attorney or if the Attorney or previous Deputy has abused their position of trust. As a Panel or Professional Deputy, we visit our client in their care environment and review the care plan annually and will raise any concerns we have with the quality of their care.
Sadly, at times, families come to us with concerns over their relative’s welfare of possible situation of financial mismanagement and we are able to advise them of the legal steps that can be taken or at least signpost to the relevant authorities.
Our Specialist Legal Advisors are members of Solicitors for the Elderly and Dementia Friends. If you have concerns regarding any of the above Talk to Tollers.