Free legal advice for carers

Borders Asperger and Autism Group Support is offering a rare opportunity for Borders carers and individuals to have a free 30-minute consultation with a qualified solicitor experienced in the legal minefields of mental health law, community care law, adults with incapacity law, powers of attorney and will preparation.

Morisons Solicitors, with offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh, has selected Borders Asperger & Autism Group Support to be one of its nominated charities.

Morisons Solicitors has many years experience in these complex areas of law and understands the difficulties encountered by carers and the individuals they care for and support. The firm appreciates that caring for an adult with incapacity, regardless of age, can be a challenging but rewarding experience and believe that access to advice and information on the management of a person’s welfare and financial affairs can mean one less thing to worry about when tackling daily care.

Morisons’ award-winning private client team has been working in social care management for many years, liaising with families, charities and care providers. It also has a dedicated team set up to plan for the Scottish Government’s proposed changes to social care management which will shortly become law.

Solicitor, Emma Horne will be available for three half-day advice sessions across the Borders, where individuals can book a 30-minute consultation which will cover advice on a wide range of issues including:

z Powers of Attorney

z Intervention Orders, Guardianship Orders and Access to an Adult’s Funds

z Discretionary Trusts

z Wills

z Second Opinions

z Support to Charities/Care Providers

To book an appointment for a free consultation at any of the venues below, please contact BAAGS on 01896 668961 or email:

z Wednesday September 19, noon–4pm ; Southfield Community Centre, Station Road, Duns

z Wednesday October 17, noon-4pm – Focus Centre, Livingstone Place, Galashiels

z Wednesday November 14, noon-4pm – The Bridge, Port Brae, Town Centre, Peebles