Mapping London’s Dementia Advocacy Services (Dementia Advocacy Network)

Summary

This report, from the Dementia Advocacy Network (DAN), presents findings from DAN’s mapping project of dementia advocacy services across 33 London boroughs. Of the 142 organisations contacted, 26 were identified as providing a level of advocacy for people with dementia; working in 27 of the 33 boroughs.

Variations were identified in the capacity of the 26 organisations due to eligibility criteria and / or workforce limitations. All London boroughs fund the dementia advocacy required under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007), but the advocacy not required under these Acts, (“non-statutory advocacy”) is more variable.

“…people with dementia have very different experiences of being supported in making choices and being heard depending upon which part of London they live in.” (p.4)

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Reference

Mind the gap: mapping London’s dementia advocacy services. A report on the findings of a survey conducted by Dementia Advocacy Network (DAN) of London’s Dementia Advocacy Services in 2013. London: Dementia Advocacy Network (DAN), October 2013.

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