Support services during coronavirus outbreak

Support services for people living with dementia, or caring for a person with dementia, and for mental health and wellbeing.

Services continue to be available to support you throughout the coronavirus outbreak.

If you are living with dementia, or caring for a person with dementia, services continue to be available to support you throughout the coronavirus outbreak. Many of these services are available over the phone, offering 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. A range of online services are also available.

Support if you are living with, or caring for a person with dementia in Warwickshire

Dementia Connect in Warwickshire – Provided by 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 with free support and advice available by phone and online. Dementia Connect 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.

To get support, telephone: 033 3150 3456 (calls charged at standard local rate)

Monday to Wednesday: 9am to 8pm

Thursday and Friday: 9 to 5pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 4pm

Email: dementia.connect@alzheimers.org.uk

Visit the Dementia Connect website.

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

Guide to assistive technology

AskSARA can guide you to products to make daily living easier.

Support with mental health and wellbeing

Coventry and Warwickshire Mental Health Helpline and online support – provided by 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: 080 0616 171

Online web chat.

Find out more about the range of mental health and wellbeing services available by visiting.

Support if you are caring for a person living with dementia

Carers Wellbeing Service – Provided by Carers Trust

This service can provide practical and emotional support, so you are able to support your loved one whilst maintaining your own wellbeing.

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

Monday to Friday: 9am to 8pm

Saturday: 9am to 1pm

Email: carerssupport@carerstrusthofe.org.uk

Warwickshire Carer Wellbeing Service website.

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. View the Care Companion website.

Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline – Provided by Dementia UK

You can telephone the National Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline for free: 080 0888 6678

Monday to Friday: 9am to 9pm

Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 5pm

 

 

 

 

 

Published: 7th April 2020