Free legal advice session: mental capacity and dementia

Tuesday 27 May 2014

The University of Salford and Hugh Jones Solicitors are running a free public information session about mental capacity and dementia on the afternoon of Tuesday 3 June.

The event at The Angel Centre in St Philips Place, Salford, will give practical advice about the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in relation to people who have dementia. The legislation covers important matters relating to a person’s property, financial affairs and their health and social care.

Solicitors Liz Hughes, Hugh Jones and Jenny Kerns will talk about the definition of mental capacity and legal matters such as deputyship and lasting power of attorney. They will also answer questions at the end of the event.

The session is part of the Salford Institute for Dementia’s public engagement activities to support local people affected by dementia. The Institute was set up by the University at the end of last year and was shortlisted for a Dementia Friendly Award by the Alzheimer’s Society.

Natalie Yates-Bolton of the Salford Institute for Dementia said: “Dementia impacts on the person with dementia and their family, so it can be useful to consider the legal aspects of these changes earlier rather than later.

"Please book a place on this session if you are interested in hearing some practical legal advice on matters relating to dementia.’’

For more information contact Amy Barber on 0161 295 7028 or email dementia@salford.ac.uk.

Mental Capacity and Dementia, Tuesday 3 June, 2.00pm - 3.30pm, The Angel Centre, 1 St Philips Place, Salford, M3 6FA.