We’re a dementia friendly law firm
At Barcan+Kirby we’re committed to providing a welcoming environment for people with dementia.
We’ve partnered with Bristol Dementia Action Alliance to do everything we can to help clients with dementia. This includes making sure our solicitors are dementia aware, introducing clearer signage and producing dementia friendly literature.
We want people with dementia to be able to walk into any of our offices and feel that they’re being supported properly, by both their solicitor and everyone else at our firm.
Our Dementia Friends initiative
Our in-house dementia champion delivers information sessions to our staff and other businesses who we work with. So far over 100 of our staff have chosen to become Dementia Friends.
Of course, being dementia friendly doesn’t just mean understanding the needs of the person with dementia – it means being aware of the impact on their carer, family and friends who accompany them on their journey.
Dementia awareness in the community
We want to be part of a community that embraces and supports people with dementia. Through our involvement with Bristol Dementia Action Alliance, we help fund memory cafes to allow people with dementia to connect with others in Bristol.
We’re also backing the wider initiative to make Bristol a dementia-friendly city. We’ve put up funding for additional resources that will help BDAA reach more businesses, services and people in Bristol, creating more Dementia Friends in the long run.
Legal services for people with dementia
As solicitors, we offer people with dementia exactly the same range of services that we offer anyone else.
Being diagnosed with dementia doesn’t mean you can’t make your own decisions. However, you may wish to talk to us about a Lasting Power of Attorney, which lets you choose someone to help manage your affairs if dementia prevents you from doing so in the future.
We can also advise carers and families of people with dementia on how to apply to the Court of Protection for deputyship, as well as offering professional deputyship services.
For more information on how we’re improving our firm for clients with dementia, or to speak to a dementia-trained solicitor, call us on 0117 325 2929 or complete our online enquiry form.