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“I really hope the mental capacity assessment does not upset them” is a worry that we hear often as Mental Capacity Assessors at Thornton & Lee. Whilst we cannot guarantee that an assessment of mental capacity will be an enjoyable experience for the individual 100 percent of the time, what we can promise is this;…

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Thornton & Lee; exceptional assessments, affordable fee’s – Sounds like a catchy sales pitch?! However, it’s actually value driven! Rebecca and Faye, founders of Thornton & Lee, spent many years working as Registered Social Workers for Local Authorities and managing Social Work teams on behalf of Local Authorities. We understand that putting a Lasting Power…

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In short, the answer to this question is absolutely yes, a diagnosis of any type of cognitive impairment or specifically Dementia does not prevent an individual from drawing up a new Will, or from making changes to an existing Will in most circumstances. At Thornton & Lee we meet individuals with Dementia regularly, who are…

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After a wonderfully productive and rewarding first year following the launch of our Social Work Consultancy, in which we have had such positive opportunities of working with legal and financial professionals and members of the public alike, we have now extended our service offering in response to requests and demand from legal and financial professionals.…

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assistive technology

Have you heard of Assistive Technology? An elderly person is found confused, wandering outside of their home. Unfortunately, this is an all too familiar Social Care emergency that historically may have led to a chain of events, resulting in an admission to residential care. Thornton & Lee understand the importance of advocating for an individual…

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Organising your own care and support for the first time, or providing support to an elderly or disabled person to access the right types of health and social care services, can feel really overwhelming. We often meet families in crisis who tell us that they don’t know where to go for help, or what support…

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Client receiving a COP3 assessment

It will never happen to me If you have stumbled across this blog by accident it’s likely that you already have doubts about the mental capacity of your loved one to look after their own financial affairs. It might be that such difficulties never occurred to you before your loved one became too confused to…

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Did you know that your Will could be contested after your death? That the Court may even decide that it’s invalid, or even that an individual not named as a beneficiary may be able to lay argument to the Court that they have been unfairly left out? What about if there was a way to…

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