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.
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
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.
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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
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
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
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