The Dementia Law Clinic has done it again!
"A pioneering legal advice clinic led by students from The University of Manchester for people living with dementia has been recognised in the 2017 Manchester Legal Awards.
The service – the first of its kind in the UK – is operated by the University’s Legal Advice Centre in association with Making Space, a national charity and leading provider of adult health and social care services.
It was established by Neil Allen, a barrister and Senior Lecturer at the University, who has been a trustee of Making Space since 2009. In 2015, he set up a pilot programme with the charity when the Government was launching the latest phase of its ‘Dementia Challenge’, and the success of the clinic quickly led to it becoming a weekly fixture within the Legal Advice Centre’s wider practice.
Under Neil’s supervision, Manchester law students advise on cases over Skype video links to Making Space ‘hotspots’. This enables them to speak to clients in a comfortable, familiar and dementia-friendly environment, with the right people there to offer support. This makes justice much more accessible for the clients."