Led by Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia Action Week is a national event that sees the public coming together to take action to improve the lives of people affected by dementia. The word ‘dementia’ describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. These changes are often small to start with, but for someone with dementia they have become severe enough to affect daily life. As dementia progresses, there may come a time when the person will struggle to manage their finances and affairs. You can find more information about the help and support available at: www.nhs.uk/conditions/dementia/finances/.
Hamnett Wealth Management are working towards becoming a dementia-friendly business. All of our staff have completed online training that covered three key areas – people, processes and places.
We have also committed to the Financial Vulnerability Taskforce Charter which sets out how professionals are expected to work with customers in vulnerable circumstances. You can find out more about the Financial Vulnerability Taskforce at: www.fvtaskforce.co.uk.
Our Director Jonathan Rowley is also a SOLLA Accredited Later Life Adviser. SOLLA (Society of Later Life Advisers) helps people in finding trusted accredited financial advisers who understand financial needs in later life. For more information on SOLLA, please visit their website: www.societyoflaterlifeadvisers.co.uk.
Few of us think about the possibility of long-term care, never mind having the resources to pay for it. By taking appropriate action now, you and your family can face the future with peace of mind. Long-term care planning gives you choice, flexibility and dignity when care is needed. It protects the assets of your family, ensures stability for the future and can protect against future potential fee increases. We know all the issues involved in this delicate subject and our professional, qualified and Independent Financial Advisers can provide workable solutions to the problems of long-term care funding and the preservation of the remaining estate.
We are specialists in structuring your affairs so that your assets are protected and more of your money passes down to your family members and beneficiaries. We can also provide you with expert impartial advice on wills, trusts and protecting your assets, including your property. Some areas of finance can be complex but we always speak in plain English and explain everything comprehensively. We encourage clients to ask as many questions as they need to until they are comfortable and able to make an informed decision.
Our office is operating as normal but we can also offer appointments in the comfort of your own home, by telephone or by Facetime, Microsoft teams and Zoom. Please call us on 0114 235 3500 to arrange a free initial meeting.