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Support for people living with Dementia and their carers in Warwickshire

If you are living with dementia, or caring for a person with dementia, there are services that can support you throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.

Please do get in touch with the Dementia Connect Service and / or the Carer Wellbeing Service to talk to a member of the team to ensure you are well supported through the forthcoming weeks. The services are keen to hear from you and can offer practical and emotional support, a listening ear, suggestions on coping through these difficult times and advice about other services that might also be able to help.

You are also encouraged to use any of the other services listed below.

Telephone and online support

  • Dementia Connect in Warwickshire (Alzheimer’s Society)

(Previously known as the Dementia Navigator Service)

A personalised support service for anyone with dementia, their carers, family and friends. The service connects you to a whole range of dementia support, by phone and online so you’re only one call or click away from help.

It’s free, easy to access, and puts you in touch with Dementia Advisers, who will offer you the support you need, from local help to telephone and online advice.

To get support, Telephone: 0333 150 3456

Monday to Wednesday: 9:00am to 8:00pm         Thursday and Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am to 4:00pm          (Calls charged at standard local rate)

Email: dementia.connect@alzheimers.org.uk

Website: Alzheimer’s Society website on alzheimers.org.uk/dementiaconnect

You can also use Dementia Talking Point: Alzheimer’s Society online community where people affected by dementia can receive valuable support from people in similar situations available 24/7.

  • Carers Wellbeing Service (Carers Trust)

This service can provide support to you, so you are able to support your loved one whilst maintaining your own wellbeing (The service is not dementia specific).

To get support, Telephone: 02476 632972 (opt 2)

Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm.

Email: carerssupport@carerstrusthofe.org.uk

Website: www.carerstrusthofe.org.uk/warwickshire-carer-wellbeing-service/

  • Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline (Dementia UK)

You can telephone the National Dementia Helpline for free on 0800 888 6678.

Monday to Friday: 9am to 9pm; Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 5pm

  • Coventry and Warwickshire Mental Health Helpline and online support   (Mental Health Matters)

The helpline can offer support if you are struggling with your mental health, feeling low, anxious or stressed, caring for someone and finding it difficult to cope, socially isolated, needing advice about accessing more support with an issue affecting mental wellbeing.

Telephone for free 24/7: 0800 616 171

Online web chat: https://www.mhm.org.uk/helpline-webchat

Online information and support

  • Warwickshire’s Living Well with Dementia website

www.warwickshire.gov.uk/dementia

For details of local services and support: dementia.warwickshire.gov.uk/locations/

  • Care Companion

This is a free online resource for those looking after loved ones, developed by carers for carers. By creating a secure personal profile, carers have access to reliable resources and information tailored to the care needs of their loved ones. There is a ‘Mood Monitor’ and a Diary to help you log everything in one place.  www.carecompanion.org.uk

  • Assistive Technology

AskSARA can guide you to products to make daily living easier. https://asksara.dlf.org.uk/?auth=warwickshire

Telephone and online support for mental health and wellbeing

Find out more about the services available and how to access them

https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/information-coronavirus/mental-health-advice-coronavirus-pandemic/2?documentId=919&categoryId=20216

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Stratford-upon-Avon – Dementia Friendly Survey

Stratford-upon-Avon is working towards becoming a dementia friendly town. To do this it is important to ask people living with dementia and their carers what changes they feel would make the town more dementia friendly to them. If you have dementia or are a carer please consider completing a survey. You can access it online at https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=157986386654 or pick up a hard copy from the District Council office.

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