Dementia Advocacy Service

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.

What is a Living Well Plan?

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.

How will it help?

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

How can we help?

To complete your Living Well Plan in your own time please see our guidance notes and request a form here.

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
Email: livingwell@swanadvocacy.org.uk

Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund, the Living Well Plan service is free.

What have people said about their experience of completing a Living Well Plan?

“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 wins GHP 2018 Social Care Award and is named                      ‘Best Dementia Advocacy Service – South West England’

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.

Click here to find out more about the GHP Social Care Awards and read our article (on page 13) here.

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.

Interested in joining our awarding winning team?

Find out more about the fulfilling volunteer opportunities within the Dementia Advocacy Service.