The Dementia Advocacy Service supports people with a concern about their memory or a diagnosis of dementia, to complete a Living Well Plan.
Our project covers Somerset, Wiltshire and Bath & North East Somerset.
A Living Well Plan is a record of your hopes and preferences for the future. It allows you the opportunity to reflect on your past, identify things that are important to you today, whilst expressing your hopes and wishes for the future.
Completing a Living Well Plan can:
• Encourage you to plan for the future
• Give you confidence in what may happen in the future
• Help others to understand you better
• Help others who support you in making decisions, when you are unable to do so yourself
If you would like some help we can offer a trained volunteer to support you in completing your Living Well Plan.
Call: 03333 447 928
Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund, the Living Well Plan service is free.
“It’s been a huge weight lifted from my shoulders”
“I feel exhilarated after working with a volunteer”
“I am less anxious since doing my Living Well Plan”
DAS has been named ‘Best Dementia Advocacy Service 2018’ by GHP (Global Health and Pharma Magazine).
The 2018 Social Care Awards give recognition to the individuals, teams and companies who show the highest levels of innovation, compassion and courage in one of the most important, yet challenging industries. Supporting those who need extra care or support, practical or emotional, to lead an active life and do the things many of us take for granted.
Pictured above is DAS Manager, Lindsey Burke, and her team of staff and volunteers accepting the trophy from our CEO, Gerry Wadham, and Director of Operations, Joanne Burrows, on 21st March 2018.
Find out more about the fulfilling volunteer opportunities within the Dementia Advocacy Service.
Our Dementia Advocacy Service supports people with memory loss and in the early stages of dementia to create a 'Living Well Plan', as well as people in the later stages of their illness to ensure their views and wishes are acted upon – enabling them to retain control when they are no longer in a position to express their wishes.