We are grateful to the following organisations and individuals who have helped us on our journey. We value their expertise and support.

Andrew Dixon Smith

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/

Admiral Nurses

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. We were so pleased to see Dave Bell receive a lifetime achievement award for services to people with dementia last year at the UK Dementia Congress.

We are grateful to Admiral Nurses for the referrals they put our way.

Find out more at: https://www.dementiauk.org/contact-us/

Athena Network

Athena Business Women’s Network has been a staunch supporter of Pathways since its inception. Along with offering Sara the position of Chair of Twickenham group in order to help raise the charity’s profile, Athena members have offered support by providing services such as copywriting, accounting, marketing and coaching at a discount so that we could afford their fees. The network has also raised close to £2,000 for us over three 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.