How can we help you to support your working carers through this crisis?

5 million people in the UK are juggling caring responsibilities with work – that’s 1 in 7 of the workforce.*  In order to meet the needs of this group we have developed bespoke online seminars to help businesses support the carers amongst their workforce who are worried about someone with dementia. These have been well received in the past by organizations such as Premium Credit Ltd, and the Merseyside Police, providing information that is helpful to families who are navigating their unique dementia journey.

Caring for someone with dementia has many challenges in ordinary times however the pandemic has exacerbated the situation for many who are caring at a distance if they cannot visit loved ones at home or in a care home.

Yet throughout the pandemic the same challenges continue to arise – people needing to draw up Lasting Powers of Attorney or applying for Deputyship orders through the Court of Protection; people needing clarification on the paying for care rules, and aspects of the law enshrined in legislation such as the Mental Capacity Act 2005,  and The Care Act 2014.

The seminars run for one hour 15 minutes with a 15-minute break and are designed to help people unravel complicated issues. They cover:

  • A brief overview of dementia
  • Paying for care rules including deferred payments on properties and automatic disregards
  • Setting up Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship Orders
  • The main principles of the Mental Capacity Act including the legal test for capacity and making best interests decisions

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout or they can email/telephone the helpline at a later date.

Employers can purchase this session for 7 employees at a cost of £350.

For more information contact Sara Wilcox: swilcox@pathwaysthroughdementia.org

07540 982 161

“Sara delivered a fantastic talk to the members of our Premium Credit team answering a wide range of questions – the feedback I received was excellent and we look forward to working with Pathways Through Dementia again.”

Caroline McClune, HR Manager, Premium Credit Ltd.

*Carers UK report 2019: https://bit.ly/3iuo1f4