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Amelia has expertise in advising older and vulnerable people on how to help themselves and their families by establishing documents such as Wills, Powers of Attorney and Advance Decisions. She understands the assessment and finance rules that should be applied by local authorities and when healthcare funding from NHS sources may be available. Amelia has experience of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and advise on capacity assessments, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, Safeguarding, Care Assessments and Best Interests issues, including assisting in preparing for and attending Best Interests Meetings convened by the Local Authority. She carefully monitors the new Health and Care Support legislation, and can advise on the proposals.
Amelia makes applications for the appointment of a Deputy, applications for Statutory Wills and applications for both attorneys and Deputies in relation to gifting. As well as managing finances for clients who do not have any family to help them under both Powers of Attorney and Deputyship Orders
Amelia visit care homes, day centres and hospitals within the county and work with care home staff, doctors, psychiatrists and social workers in arranging the provision of care. She is a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Society and also a Dementia Friend. Amelia is currently training to become a Dementia Champion which will enable her to disseminate information about dementia to the general public. She is also a member of the Solicitors for the Elderly and attends both the Gloucestershire and National Meetings. Amelia has recently joined the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners’ Specialist Interest Group on Mental Capacity.
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