Archive for May, 2013


Jo-Ann Mason has been made a Trustee of Wigan and Leigh Carers this month.  Specialising in Wills, Probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney and living locally in Wigan, Jo-Ann was keen to set up links in the community.

Dividing her time between working in the office and working from home enables Jo-Ann to visit clients, particularly the elderly and the more vulnerable in the comfort of their own homes. Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre seemed the ideal choice.

The Centres objective and mission statement are:

To relieve the charitable needs of adults and young people who are carers in the borough of Wigan and the surrounding area particularly but not exclusively by the provision of a centre to provide a place for advice, advocacy, support and friendship and such other activities as the trustees shall from time to time think fit.

A carer is a person who looks after a family member, relative, partner, neighbour or friend who needs help due to ill health, old age, disability, drug or alcohol misuse or who has mental health problems. You do not have to live with the person or be the only one doing the caring.

Jo-Ann saidI am honoured to have been asked to be a member of the board. I hope to add a significant contribution and to raise awareness of the Centre to carers in the Wigan and Leigh area.

It offers a very important service and I want to ensure that carers are aware there is support available to them.

At WE Solicitors we are committed to offering straight forward legal advice and to reach those who would not necessarily approach a firm of Solicitors themselves.’

Jo-Ann also works closely with other organisations such as Macmillan Nurses and Dr Kershaw’s Hospice.

If you or anyone you care for would benefit from legal advice regarding Wills, Probate or Lasting Powers of Attorney please contact Jo-Ann on 0800 294 3065 for free initial advice.

Care and Support Bill will modernise adult care law, provide new rights to support for carers and implement cap on self-funders’ care costs, but concerns persist over how effective it will be amid squeeze on council budgets.

http://www.communitycare.co.uk/articles/08/05/2013/119157/queen39s-speech-announces-adult-social-care-overhaul-as-cuts.htm

For more information about how you can plan for your future telephone WE SOLICITORS on 0800 294 3065