1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. sony

    sony Registered User

    Hi,

    Just a quick question.....my Mum (my grandparents main carer) has been called upon for jury duty.... she reckons she'll have to do it coz you get fined £1000 if you don't. But surely carers are exempt from this....? Any ideas? If carers aren't exempt, they should be don't you think??

    Sony
    xx
     
  2. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Hi Sony

    If your Mum writes to the court explaining the situation she'll probably be excused. You can be excused on all sorts of health grounds.
     
  3. Lila13

    Lila13 Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    1,342
    I found this.

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    Anyone may apply for discretionary excusal. They should write the details on their summons reply in section 3 question C. A jury officer at the Jury Central Summoning Bureau will make a decision whether that person can be excused based on the details given. If a juror is refused excusal they have the right of appeal against this. The juror should put their reasons for appeal in writing addressed to the Head of the Bureau.

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    Fees to carers or child-minders
    You may claim for payments you make to a carer or child-minder solely because of jury service. You must provide a receipt, or a letter signed by the carer, to say how much you paid them for each day.

    http://www.cjsonline.gov.uk/index.html


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    Find out how much it would cost to pay for private carers or respite (to cover) and ask if they'd be willing to pay that expense.

    (Should carers be exempt? The jury should be as representative as possible of the population at large, so perhaps if carers were exempt it would be skewed.)
     

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