30 March 2017
Dementia Wellbeing Service supports Age UK Bristol’s dementia advice project
Bristol Mental Health's (BMH) Dementia
Wellbeing Service (DWS) is set to support Age UK Bristol's popular
dementia advice project. DWS will part-fund the initiative for two
years, starting from this April.
Age UK's specialist dementia advice project offers home visits
to older people in the local area who are affected by dementia,
providing them with assistance and advice about benefits, power of
attorney, social care and a wide range of associated issues. The
service works with the individual and their loved ones to ensure
that they are aware of their rights and can exercise them
The dementia advice project launched in 2013 and has been in
high demand since.
"…In the current difficult funding environment for charities
such as Age UK Bristol, we are very glad that DWS have committed to
supporting this project for the next two years as this will enable
us to continue with this vital work," says Ben Sansum, Information
and Advice Manager, Age UK Bristol.
More information about the service can be found at the Age UK
Bristol website or by calling the organisation's Adviceline on
0117 922 5353. The line is open 10am-1pm, Monday Thursday and an
answerphone is available outside of these times.