Charities and Organisations


The Patients Association

Alzheimer’s Society
Telephone Helpline: 0300 222 1122
Offers advice, information and support in England and Wales to people with dementia and their family. You can download their information sheet on preparing an advance decision together with a sample advance decision form from their website.

Age UK
Telephone: 0800 169 65 65
Age UK provides advice and information for people in later life through the Age UK Advice line, publications and online.

Useful Organisations

Court of Protection
Telephone: 0300 456 4600
Its role is to protect individuals who lack capacity and make rulings on difficult decisions about their care and welfare.

Telephone: 01908 951045
A registered charity that offers a way for emergency services to access medical information from a secure database when you are unable to share this information with them yourself.

Office of the Public Guardian
Telephone: 0300 456 0300
The Office of the Public Guardian protects people in England and Wales who may not have the capacity to make certain decisions for themselves including about their health and finances. It supports the Public Guardian in carrying out the legal functions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.