Legal Services Agency’s Mental Health Representation Project (Strathclyde) has been invited by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde/Alzheimer Scotland’s Dementia Post Diagnostic Support Self Management Group to join them at the ALLIANCE Self Management Awards 2013. This is in recognition of the role played by the Project in support of the Group, which has been shortlisted for an award in the category of Best Self Management Partnership of the Year. The winner will be announced at a Reception at the Scottish Parliament, hosted by Duncan McNeill MSP, on Wednesday, 2nd October 2013.
The ALLIANCE Self Management Awards reward good practice and promote a range of innovative self management work across Scotland. The Dementia Post Diagnostic Support Self Management Group is part of a pilot project between NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Alzheimer Scotland. The Group aims to provide post diagnostic support for people diagnosed with Dementia in the South of Glasgow, which can be accessed through the Community Mental Health Team and by GP referral. LSA’s Mental Health Representation Project (Strathclyde) assisted the Group in delivering legal advice to those involved in the pilot and helping to deliver workshops.
People diagnosed with dementia can have legal difficulties which are compounded by their diagnosis. As a result they often do not get the help and legal assistance they need. LSA`s Mental Health Representation Project provides specialist legal advice and assistance to people with mental ill health, dementia and acquired brain injury. The Project also assists their relatives and carers in all aspects of Scots civil law.
The winner of the Self Management Awards 2013 will be announced at an event at the Scottish Parliament on 2nd October 2013.
For further information about how to get advice about any of the issues outlined above you can contact our legal advice line which runs every Tuesday between 11am and 1pm on 0141 353 3354.
LSA is a registered charity (Charity no: SC01716) and law centre founded in 1989 which provides skilled legal advice, assistance and representation. LSA has over 20 solicitors working in four departments, running seven projects.
LSA is managed by a Board of Directors which is accountable to LSA member organisations. LSA`s professional services are organised in the firm of Brown and Co. which is accountable to the Law Society of Scotland and subject to Law Society/Scottish Legal Aid Board quality regime, as well as the Scottish Government’s National Standards for Information and Advice Providers.
LSA is funded by the Scottish Government, Comic Relief, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the local authorities in
About LSA`s Mental Health Legal Representation Project
LSA has two Mental Health Representation Projects: one based in Fleming House, Glasgow and one based in Princes House, Edinburgh.
The Projects employ nine solicitors with extensive experience of all aspects of mental health, dementia and incapacity law. A key theme of the Projects’ work is to provide a high quality holistic service to its clients and therefore whilst specialising in mental health, dementia and incapacity law other areas of practice are undertaken.
Access is by telephoning 0141 353 3354 or 0131 228 9993 for an appointment. Talks, seminars and publications are also available.
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