The Margaret Doran Foundation was set up in memory of Anne's mum. The Foundation has been set up to facilitate the giving of funds to those who are unable to afford ‘good care’. At present we do not hold sufficient funds to formally register as a charity but we have registered our intent with the Inland Revenue that once we have the required deposits we will register with the Charity Commission.
Fortunately, Anne’s Mother had the support and knowledge Anne could share and was enabled to live her life to the full to the very end. For many, such care and knowledge is not at hand. Many individuals do not have family members or friends to support them at their time of need. Many individuals do not have the funds to buy the care they require. Many individuals do not know where to begin to get help and even when they receive such help and care, they do not know whether it is ‘good care’ as often they have nothing with which to compare. So often care, information and options are sought at a time of crisis
Following Anne’s professional and personal experience of providing such care to her own Mother and clients, Anne wanted to help the less fortunate individuals, often elderly, receive a standard of care that everyone deserves. This mission was embedded in the ethos of Paladin Life and its staff. Our clients were afforded a standard of care which ‘enabled’ and ‘empowered’ them to live the life they choose. In the event they were no longer able to choose, then we aimed to provide a quality of life to which they would have aspired to live. Time is of the essence to allow people to feel special and loved – to experience who they are together with their unique and precious being. Anne and her team are the driving force who ensure every person receives this opportunity. The outcome of just simply a smile or the achievement of a milestone, no matter how small, makes the difference to the lives of those affected.
The fundamental goal of the Foundation is to give back to those in need. In practical terms this means that the foundation will provide funds to individuals who require care and in particular, those suffering with dementia. Providing them with access to individualised care will in turn provide hope, advocacy and peace of mind.
We need help from donations and support in raising the profile of ‘good care’. The Margaret Doran Foundation was born in the spring of 2013 and since then we have been working on the iMind dementia project. The Foundation has been able to help a few people but the iMind project will enable us to reach and support so many more – during which we will be able to deliver and promote inspirational care.
We aim to showcase our example and network internationally with such projects all over the world.