Carer support groups offer support and information for people looking after someone with dementia. At some support groups an on-site service with activities is provided for people with dementia to enable the carer to attend.
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Dementia Advice Service – Andover MindMay 14 2015Dementia Advice Service for: Andover, Basingstoke, Deane and Alton, Eastleigh, Hart and Rushmoor, Romsey and Winchester www.andovermind.org.uk/dementia-advice/ 01264 353363 Dementia Contact list 2015 (and see below) How can we help? We are a consistent point of contact and support from first diagnosis throughout your journey We ...
Local contact cardMay 14 2015Dr Nicola Decker from Oakley and Overton Surgery found it was useful to collate local resources onto a small card that can be given to patients, carers or staff with the dementia adviser contact number, local carer support and local council contacts. To create ...
The experiences, needs and outcomes for carers of people with dementiaMarch 30 2016This comprehensive literature review undertaken by the the Association of Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester, examines the experiences and needs of carers of people with dementia and the evidence of outcomes produced from a wide range of interventions. Download The experiences, needs and outcomes ...
Integrated approach to identifying and assessing Carer health and wellbeingMay 17 2016This toolkit published by NHS England clarifies the new duties on NHS organisations under the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014, provides a template Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support joined up working locally, and includes examples of positive practice of work that have proven successful in supporting carers and their families.
Grief, loss and bereavementSeptember 22 2014This factsheet published by the Alzheimers Society looks at some of the feelings carers may experience in caring for someone living with dementia and suggests ways to cope. It also looks at supporting a person with dementia to cope with grief and bereavement.
Loss and bereavement in people with dementiaFebruary 22 2011This leaflet published by Alzheimer Scotland addresses the lack of help and information available for formal and informal carers of people with dementia who are bereaved.
Caring for CarersMarch 3 2015The Caring for Carers Hub developed by the Royal College of General Practitioners is a web based tool that can help primary care staff to more effectively support carers and the people they care for.
Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia 2020February 21 2015The Prime Minister recently launched the government’s five year vision for the future of dementia care, support and research, which follows on from the existing Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia, launched in March 2012.
CMG48: Support for commissioning of dementia careApril 3 2013This guidance produced by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) summarises the key commissioning issues and the resource impact that will arise from implementing improvements in the quality of care for people with dementia, in line with the statements and measures that comprise the NICE quality standards for dementia.
What about me? Remembering the needs of carersJuly 29 2010This short leaflet published by Marie Curie Cancer Care is a good starting point for anyone working in health, social care or other setting who is likely to come into contact with people approaching the end of life and their carers.
Carers AssessmentJanuary 13 2015This factsheet published by Carers UK outlines the Carers Assessment, a legal entitlement which explores how being a carer affects someone, how much caring they can realistically do, and any help they may need.
Caregiver Strain IndexJuly 3 1983The Caregiver Strain Index (CSI) is a tool that can be used to quickly identify families with potential caregiving concerns.
Dementia CarerJune 9 2014Dementia Carer is a website that provides access to a wide range of video clips featuring carers discussing what helps them cope with issues they encounter in caring for someone with dementia.
The Care Bill: factsheetsJanuary 10 2014These factsheets will help practitioners to better support patients and carers to get the care and support they need, following the changes introduced by the Care Bill, published in 2013.
Carers Evidence Summits ebookDecember 5 2014NHS Improving Quality has produced an ebook to share the Commitment to Carers achievements over the last year. It includes the findings from the regional Carers Evidence Summits and links to over 50 case studies.
Commissioning for Carers PrinciplesDecember 5 2014This practical tool is part of a suite of products that will help commissioners to deliver what carers say is important to them in ways that have been shown to work effectively and efficiently in practice.
The dementia guideFebruary 22 2014This guide produced by the Alzheimer's Society is for anyone who has recently been told they have dementia.
Support for Living Well with Dementia in EastleighNovember 18 2015The Eastleigh Borough Council Website collects together a range of local resources and groups to support individuals living with Dementia. Please follow the link below: Eastleigh Borough Council Resources
John’s CampaignJanuary 15 2018John’s Campaign is about the right of people who care for someone living with dementia to be able to stay with them – and the right of people with dementia to be able to have a family carer stay with them. It applies to all ...
State of Caring 2017July 11 2017This survey undertaken by Carers UK paints a comprehensive picture of caring in 2017 and more than 7,000 people responded, making it the largest State of Caring Survey to date.
National Audit of Dementia – third reportJuly 13 2017The National Audit of Dementia (NAD) (care in general hospitals) measures the performance of general hospitals against criteria relating to care delivery which are known to impact upon people with dementia while in hospital. The third audit collected data between April and November 2016.
Hythe HuddleA drop-in support group for carers and those living with dementia. The group is held on the 1st Wednesday of every month between 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm The group is accessible, welcoming and non-judgemental.Cornerstone, Hythe URC Church, Atheling Road, Hythe, United Kingdomjulia.email@example.com
Totton CafeThe Totton Cafe run by New Forest Carers Forum is held in the afternoon on the 3rd Thursday of every month at the Trinity Church in Totton. It is open to people with dementia and their carers.Trinity Church, Hazel Farm, Totton, SO40 8WUvickyhvey.firstname.lastname@example.org
Lymington CafeThe group is held in the morning on the Tuesday of every month. It is open to people with dementia and their carers.Lymington United Reform Church, High Street, Lymington, SO41 9AGvickyhvey.email@example.com
Eastleigh carer and dementia support groupA monthly get together for people affected by dementia and their friends, family and carers. The group is held in the afternoon on the 3rd Thursday of every month. One Community, 16 Romsey Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9AL02380 902404
Winchester mental health carers groupThe group is for carers of people with mental health problems and people with dementia. It is held in the morning on the 1st Monday of every month at St Peter's Church in Winchester.St Peter's Church, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8RY
Lyndhurst CafeThe group is held in the afternoon on the 1st Thursday of every month. It is open to people with dementia and their carers.Lyndhurst Baptist Church Hall, Chapel Lane, Lyndhurst, SO43 7FGvickyhvey.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dementia UKDementia UK is a national charity, committed to improving quality of life for all people affected by dementia. The charity provides Admiral Nurses, specialist dementia nurses who provide practical and emotional support to family carers of people with dementia.2nd Floor, Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA020 7697 email@example.com://www.dementiauk.org
Carers TrustCarers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.32-36 Loman Street, London, SE1 0EH0844 800 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.carers.org