Action Plan

Pathways Through Dementia runs a legal helpline which assists people navigating legal and financial issues on their dementia journey. We also deliver talks and training in the community, and Lasting Power of Attorney Workshops.

Commitment 1 - Relating to:

We support people with weighing up their options when faced with choices about legal and financial issues. We provide clear, accurate information to assist them navigate these often complex areas.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 1?

 

We will continue to run the helpline with the view to reaching more people throughout the year.

  • We have the right to be recognised as who we are, to make choices about our lives including taking risks, and to contribute to society. Our diagnosis should not define us, nor should we be ashamed of it.

Commitment 2 - Relating to:

We will continue to signpost people to helpful community resources which will help them feel less isolated and provide them with the information they need to make informed choices.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 2?

 

We intend to expand our range of talks and training to communities which were once termed 'hard to reach'.

  • We have the right to continue with day to day and family life, without discrimination or unfair cost, to be accepted and included in our communities and not live in isolation or loneliness.

Commitment 3 - Relating to:

We will continue to assist carers who want to understand their rights and options when faced with making key decisions about the care and treatment of their loved ones.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 3?

 

We will increase our social media presence and send out contact details to carers groups so that people know how to access the support and information we provide.

  • We have the right to an early and accurate diagnosis, and to receive evidence based, appropriate, compassionate and properly funded care and treatment, from trained people who understand us and how dementia affects us. This must meet our needs, wherever we live.

Commitment 4 - Relating to:

We continue in our commitment to ensure that people are fully informed of their legal options so that they can make the best decisions possible about current and/or future care arrangements.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 4?

 

Our helpline will continue to increase its reach and all information provision will be underpinned by the training we will undertake to ensure our knowledge is up to date.

  • We have the right to be respected, and recognised as partners in care, provided with education, support, services, and training which enables us to plan and make decisions about the future.