New campaign helps elderly in the south take control of their affairs

Building on lengthy experience in working with the elderly and vulnerable a leading law firm in the south is launching a campaign to encourage people to take control of their affairs and ensure the best possible care for themselves if their ability lessens.

The campaign, called: ‘Care Matters – Get Your Ducks in a Row,’ comes from the south west based regional law firm Trethowans and focuses on its Lasting Power of Attorney and Court of Protection service and could not be more timely with the Government’s concern over elderly care funding in the future. 

Trethowans, with offices in Poole, Salisbury, Southampton and Winchester, has produced a brochure and a series of entertaining but instructive cartoons to accompany the initiative. The aim of the cartoons is to simplify the legal message for those who may feel overwhelmed by the complexities they face.

James Hammersley, senior associate within the private client team in Salisbury, said: “We’re launching our campaign as Christmas approaches not because we want to spoil the festive spirit but because different generations of families will be together and may use the opportunity to discuss future plans. A New Year resolution actually to get that Lasting Power of Attorney in place could be the best Christmas present a member of the older generation could give the younger ones because without one the pressures, concerns and expense can be enormous

The Trethowans campaign is highlighting the following key points :

  1. The reassurance of knowing that someone’s affairs will be handled by a trusted attorney, who knows and understands their wishes if they become unable to make decisions for themselves.
  2. Confidence that the right person can make the right decisions and protection is given against interference by strangers, or inappropriate people.
  3. The power being in the client hands thus making life easier for their family and friends in the future, should the client’s physical or mental condition become a strain for them.

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