Our vision:

To reach as many people as possible with information about the community care laws and rules that govern decisions about finances, care and treatment during their dementia journey.

Pathways Through Dementia is a story about one person who, in a eureka moment, identified a need within the dementia community, fought successfully year by year to establish her own charity, and is now on the brink of expanding that charity to make a genuine nationwide impact.

Kim Flitcroft, Trustee and ex carer

I can’t tell you how invaluable it is to talk to someone calm who knows all about this stuff!

Mrs A. Bradley, carer

Pathways Through Dementia is a story about one person who, in a eureka moment, identified a need within the dementia community, fought successfully year by year to establish her own charity, and is now on the brink of expanding that charity to make a genuine nationwide impact.

Kim Flitcroft, Trustee and ex carer

Our Mission: 

To ensure everyone has access to concise, accurate information about dementia and the law, as well as assist businesses in becoming more dementia friendly in their recognition and support for their employees who are working whilst caring.

When I was 15 my mother gave up work to drive up and down the motorway to Peterborough to help my grandfather care for his wife who had dementia. Eventually they moved to the Wirral, down the road from our house, and my Mum continued to support them, transitioning my Gran, eventually, into a care home, until she passed away. This experience informed my decision to set up a charity which could alleviate some of the challenges caring for a person with dementia presents when other commitments are also part of that carer’s life.

My goal has always been to target the ‘sandwich generation’ who are juggling employment with working. Research shows us that this is a group of people in serious need of help navigating community laws and rules which are new and sometimes intimidating for them. The positive testimonials we receive are a tribute to the hard work undertaken by myself and my Trustees to keep Pathways a viable charity but we need funding to expand and advertise our services more widely

Sara Wilcox, founder and CEO of Pathways Through Dementia

Our aims: 

  1. To reach as many people as possible with information about the laws and rules which govern their unique dementia journey
  2. To give people the confidence and knowledge to tackle the financial and legal issues
  3. Enable people to gain control over their future with dementia.

The way in which we will achieve these aims is through our talks and training. Sara supports working carers face to face where possible in the workplace and/or online. The helpline service receives referrals from Admiral Nurses, Alzheimer’s Society and Dementia UK, and acts as additional support to working carers providing a bespoke response to people’s queries and concerns.

Having provided support to people living with dementia and their carers/family in my roles, I know the importance of having easy access to the right support and information. I too care for a loved one and can relate to the emotional and physical impact it can have on oneself and the ones you love. Being part of this charity means I can continue to be a part of making a positive contribution on a cause which continues to affect so many people.

Radhika Patel, Trustee