We are grateful to the following organisations and individuals who have helped us on our journey. We value their expertise and support.
Admiral Nurses are nurses who are trained in dementia care specifically alongside their regular training and they are a huge help to people living with dementia. They refer hundreds of families to us every year and we deliver training for their professional development days.
We are grateful to Admiral Nurses for the referrals they put our way.
Find out more at: https://www.dementiauk.org/contact-us/
Dementia UK provides specialist support for families facing dementia. We receive referrals from their helpline where people have complex financial situations that require a bespoke response in relation to the laws/rules/regulations that govern the decision an enquirer is navigating.
Alzheimer’s Society runs a range of services for people with dementia. We receive referrals from their Dementia Connect helpline and have given talks to their carers groups such as the Life After Diagnosis course where we speak to carers about paying for care, Lasting Powers of Attorney, and the role of the Court of Protection.
The Elder Care Group
Andrew Dixon Smith is a financial advisor who works for Elder Care Solutions – a company that has the highest qualifications in financial planning. We refer enquirers to Andrew when they need advice (rather than information) about funding long-term care.
Find out more at: http://eldercaregroup.co.uk/meet-the-team/
Athena Business Women’s Network has been a staunch supporter of Pathways since its inception and its members have spent time and energy helping to raise the charity’s profile. The network has also raised thousands of pounds for us over the years.
For more information go to: https://theathenanetwork.co.uk
Care To Be Different is a wonderful information resource around the issue of NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding which was set up by an individual who fought for her parents’ right for fully funded nursing care paid for by the NHS.
Rather than waste the huge amount of information which she had gathered together in order to achieve this she decided to set up a blog – Care To Be Different – which has become the most respected source of information for families who are going through the process of establishing whether their relative might qualify for CHC Funding.
There is a wealth of free information on the site and a book which you can buy – How To Get The NHS To Pay For Care – which is essentially a self-help guide for people to educate themselves about the process. If one to one support is required then they endorse Farley Dwek Solicitors who specialise in providing advice guidance and advocacy to families around CHC issues.
Finally check out the Care To Be Different Facebook page which is a wonderful forum for people to air and share their experiences of this thorny process.