• Brachers has been shortlisted in the ‘Dementia Friendly Organisation’ category at the forthcoming Dementia Friendly Kent Awards 2023. The award category has been created to recognise a business that has raised awareness of dementia through internal teams and external contacts.

    The Brachers Private Client team has extensive experience of working with vulnerable clients, including those affected by dementia. This not only helps us to understand the challenges they face and how we can best support them, but it drives our staff to do more – both personally and professionally – to help those affected.

    Private Client Partner, Mary Rimmer who heads up the department’s Elderly and Vulnerable team is a Dementia Friends Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Dementia Friends’ programme and continues to inform others – creating over 1,350 Dementia Friends to date including many of Brachers staff.

    Mary said: “It is a proud moment for the Private Client team to be recognised for the work we do for those affected by dementia. Our friendly team continually strive to deliver clear advice, avoiding legal jargon, to ensure that all our clients understand the options available to them. This is also a great opportunity to shine a spotlight on the charities that help support the elderly and vulnerable in our community, including the Alzheimer’s Society and many more’’.

    Several members of the Private Client team belong to Building a Dementia Friendly Maidstone (BDFM) – an action group that seeks to raise awareness and enhance accessibility for people with dementia. Mary Rimmer and Deborah Sherry, are joint secretaries, while Lorna Buckwell and Macey Ellen are also members.

    Brachers legal advisors also belong to several professional bodies dedicated to supporting those with vulnerabilities including Solicitors for the Elderly, the STEP Mental Capacity Special Interest Group and The Court of Protection Practitioners’ Group. The team’s expertise is recognised through regular referrals from Mencap, Solicitors for the Elderly, Age UK and numerous professional advisors.

    The awards ceremony will be held on 19 May at the Kent Dementia Showcase event which is being held at the Kent Showground in the Maidstone Exhibition Hall (main stage) between 2-3.30pm.

    This year’s awards will be presented by Helen Whately MP, Minister for Care alongside Roger Gough, Leader of Kent County Council.

     

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