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Referral Pathway

Infographic showing the need for an under 65 diagnosis in accessing YPWD services

Detailed Referral Steps

Does the person have a dementia diagnosis under the age of 65?

This is the starting point for ALL referrals to us. If the person hasn't got a diagnosis then please refer them to their GP where the process can be started. 

If the person was diagnosed over the age of 65 then please refer them to the dementia services offered by local health organisations. In Berkshire this would be Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust: Information about dementia can also be found on their website and within their Dementia Guide.  In Surrey this would be Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust: information about dementia can be found on their website.

Complete the YPWD Referral form

If you have a diagnosis under the age of 65 then please download, print and complete our referral form. Alternatively the YPWD team can post a form to you. Simply send an email requesting the form, along with your home address to

Once complete the form should then be sent via post for the attention of Karen Ive, Younger People with Dementia, First Floor, Unit 9 Indigo House, Fishponds Road, Wokingham, RG41 2GY.

We know forms can be difficult to complete, so please do as much as you can before returning yours to us. We can always complete parts of the form during the Face-to-face Assessment.

Face-to-face Assessment

Once we have your form, we will arrange an assessment with you. This might be in person or via phone or video call. Our assessment will enable us to establish whether YPWD offers appropriate support. 

Offer Support

If the assessment concludes that our services would be beneficial then we will arrange an offer of support. This may include some trial workshops and events to see what works best before committing to a full plan.


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