Blacks Solicitors LLP are proud to be one of the latest businesses to join the Leeds Dementia Action Alliance.
There are an estimated 800,000 people living with dementia in the UK with over 8400 living in Leeds. This figure is set to increase to 12,000 within the next few years. People often mistake dementia as something that happens to ‘old people’ but there are at least 40,000 people of working age with dementia.
Dementia is something that has impacted many people often through personal experience with a family member or friend.
To help improve the lives of those living with dementia, local alliances have been established and the Leeds Dementia Action Alliance is at the forefront of this movement.
Blacks are proud to be part of the Alliance which promotes dementia awareness in the Leeds area and aims to make Leeds a dementia friendly city. This can be achieved by making small changes to our everyday working pattern from being patient with someone who is struggling or taking time to help someone in a shop. Our firm’s commitment is also about making sure that our colleagues who work with those living with dementia and their carer’s are trained to make access to our legal services as easy as possible.
Our Wills & Probate team are a friendly and approachable team who have over 70 years combined experience in helping families with the legal issues that can arise following a diagnosis of dementia such as advising regarding Lasting Powers of Attorney and Wills.
Our membership of the Leeds Dementia Action Alliance builds on our commitment last year to become ‘Dementia Friendly’ which is a national campaign run by the Alzheimer’s Society. We are going to be running sessions on a firm wide basis for staff to become Dementia Friendly as part of our commitment to the Leeds Dementia Action Alliance.
If you have a business and want to help change attitudes and support those living with dementia, search on http://www.dementiaactionalliance.org for your nearest local Alliance. Or, if you are an individual and would like to be Dementia Friendly, then search on http://www.dementiafriends.org.uk for your nearest course.