The Aviva Community Fund Crowdfunder Project has allowed us to fund free advocacy support for older people, who have recently had a diagnosis of dementia. Our volunteers can help with applications for power of attorney, advanced statements, welfare benefits, pensions, accessing health and social care services and complaints. They can help clients to challenge decisions and support them at meetings and appointments. The work we do could involve liaising with other organisations on the client’s behalf, form filling and letter writing. Our volunteers are able to support clients with a wide variety of issues that they encounter in their lives.
We are happy to take referrals from other organisations or people can contact us directly. Please could you share our information with your networks, so that people know that we are here and that we can help.