Dementia Law Clinic

Making Space Care and Support for Older People

Are you, or is someone you care for, living 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 free service set up in partnership with the Legal Advice Centre at the University of Manchester. It is the first holistic clinic of its kind in the country to offer free legal, admiral nursing and communication support to those living with dementia and their carers.

The service we offer

The clinic provides advice on the many complex issues you can face when caring for a person living 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

How to access our Dementia Law Clinic

We run clinics up and down the country where you can access legal, admiral nursing and communication activity appointments.

We understand that this may be a difficult time for you, which is why a trained facilitator will assist you through your appointment to make sure you get the support you need.

Clinics run weekly during term times and you must have an appointment. To book an appointment, contact us today.

Contact us

Contact us to find out where your nearest clinic is or to arrange an appointment.

Legal Advice Centre at Manchester University:

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