Dementia Law Clinic

Making Space Care and Support for Older People

Does your family need support in caring for someone with dementia? Do you have legal concerns? We understand that caring for someone with dementia can be daunting prospect, but here at Making Space we're passionate about supporting you in planning for the future.

The Dementia Law Clinic is a service we have set up in partnership with The University of Manchester, and is just the second clinic in the country to offer free legal support to dementia carers.

The service we offer

The clinic will provide advice on the many complex issues you can face when caring for someone with dementia, including home disputes and powers of attorney.

One-to-one consultations via Skype will be available for you and your family to discuss your personal circumstances, and receive legal advice from professionals. You will also receive a letter of advice within 2 weeks of your consultation.

What can we help with?

We can provide advice on many different legal issues surrounding dementia, including: 

  • Advance Decisions (previously known as Advance Directives) to refuse treatment
  • Community Care Assessments
  • Continuing Healthcare
  • Court of Protection
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
  • Disputes of Best Interests for those who lack capacity
  • Disputes of Mental Capacity
  • Legal Power of Attorney (LPA)
  • Provision of care (in relation to care homes)
  • Trust and Inheritance probate

Hot Spots

We run various different hot spots up and down the country where legal, admiral nursing and communication appointments are on offer.

Contact us

Contact us to find out where your nearest hot spot location is or to arrange an appointment.

Legal Advice Centre at Manchester University:

Tel: 0161 275 7976
Email: free.legal@manchester.ac.uk