Advocacy In Powys Provide advocacy for people using NHS and Social Services and Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy.
Age Cymru Powys voluntary sector organisation providing support to people over 50 in Powys, Mid Wales, covering Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire and Brecknockshire. They also provide advocacy. Contact them Builth Wells 01982 553436 or Newtown 01686 623707.
Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Alzheimer's Society National Dementia Helpline 0300 222 1122. Alzheimer's Services in North Powys 01686 629530 and Brecknock and Radnorshire Alzheimer's Society 07536 042100 or mcocoj(at)yahoo.co.uk.
The Alzheimer’s Society has launched a new all-Wales advocacy service, ‘Voice and Choice’, offering a free, independent, impartial and confidential service to people who have a diagnosis of dementia or are going through the diagnosis process. View their 'Voice and Choice' leaflet here
Brecon Dementia Friendly Community is group was made up of carers, committed individuals, heath and social care professionals and a range of other community and voluntary organisations.
Carers Trust is a new charity which was formed by the merger of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care in April 2012. Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend.
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) Powys is an independent body and registered charity offering free, confidential, independent and impartial advice on a wide range of issues. Tel: 0345 601 8421
Credu Connecting Carers Carer Outreach Workers provide specific help to carers. They also help run Carer support groups, focus groups, activities and they can provide one to one support, advice and information. 01597 823 800.
Dementia UK is a national charity, committed to improving quality of life for all people affected by dementia.
Dementia Friends aims to make everyday life better for people with dementia by changing the way the nation thinks, talks and acts.
Department of Health information on their campaign that targets the family and friends of people at risk of dementia who are likely to be the first to see the signs and can encourage their loved one to see their GP.
Mental Health Foundation Information on dementia.
Mind Me Locate is a small GPS locating device which reports its location every 4 minutes. Carers can look up on Mindme's website the wearers location or can call Mindme's 24/7 Response Centre to get a location. Tel: 0800 292 2901.
NHS Choices information pages on dementia.
NHS Evidence on dementia.
NHS NICE Pathway for dementia. This pathway shows the care and support you and those close to you should expect.
NICE–SCIE Guideline on supporting people with dementia and their carers in health and social care. 2007. Aimed at professionals, 392 pages.
Powys County Council contact details page.
Info Engine allows you to search for organisations and services across Powys.
Welsh Government Information on dementia and their health improvement page on dementia here.
World Health Organisation (WHO) information about dementia can be accessed here.
Wales Dementia Helpline Supporting Carers & Sufferers the helpline offers emotional support and information. 0808 808 2235.
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