Sheree recently contributed to the Law Sociey Gazette on the challenges covid-19 has made in looking after clients.
Sheree Green, Greenchurch Legal Services, Staffordshire
‘The team is as busy as ever, even in lockdown. Although there are frustrations, I try to remember to be thankful – that family, friends, colleagues and, until this week, clients are all safe and well.
Our work is 80% property and finance deputyship. We look after the funds of some 70 men, women and children, aged from 10 to 99 years. Many older clients live in care homes. Increasingly, we are being told of incidents of coronavirus, perhaps on a different floor, or another wing to our client. This week we had our first death. A lovely lady who had lived with dementia lost her life to Covid-19.
I believe we are key workers – ensuring clients have everything they need, and individuals and organisations who provide necessary services, care and support are paid promptly. A close-knit team, we are now working separately, in isolation. We miss each other, and we need to remember to stop and chat about work, how the home schooling is going, even who is cooking what for tea that evening. I particularly miss seeing clients – which is a timely reminder of why I chose to specialise in Court of Protection work.’
The full article can be found here