LINKS

PLEASE NOTE THIS PAGE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION
 
Please find below a selection of links which we hope may be useful but if you find that any of the information has changed, is innacurate or that any of the links do not work then please do not hesitate to contact me at lorna_sharp@hotmail.com
 
Organisations
 
  • Alzheimers Society    
    www.alzheimers.org.uk
    Offers a wide range of factsheets, studies, national news, discussion forums, advice and sources of support

  • Age Uk    
    www.ageuk.org.uk
    The country’s leading charity for older people
 
 
Support For Carers
 
  • Carers UK
    www.carersuk.org    
    Telephone 020 7490 8818       Carers Line 0808 808 7777

  • NHS Carers Direct      
    www.nhs.uk/carersdirect     
    Call Carers Direct on 0808 802 0202

  • Dementia Web
    www.dementiaweb.org.uk
    Information resource for carers and professionals. Covers everything from legal matters, respite care, diagnosis, hints & tips, practical help, fact sheets etc etc.
 
 
Practical Advice
 
Social Services
 
Financial Adice and Help
 
 
Getting a break from caring
Carers are doing possibly one of the most demanding jobs in the world, FOR FREE! Everyone has days off from work and holidays and this should be no different for carers. Below are some links which may help you to access support to allow carers time to recharge their batteries.

 
Email: PCross@redcross.org.uk
Tel: 01773718798
Cost: NIL
Self referrals are accepted by phone or email.
Dementia Respite Support Service provides respite of 2 to 4 hours for the main carer to go out. All Care Support Workers are NVQ2 registered and have ongoing training. We also provide 3 months of crisis visits for appointments etc, and we are CQC registered.
 
 
Dementia Related Events
 
Dementia Research
 
 
 
About Alzheimers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Admiral Nurse Service www.dementiarelief.org.uk
 

Freephone 0808 802 02 02
Advice on Residential care and benefits
Telephone 0845 300 7585

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • National Dementia Strategy website
    www.dementia.dh.gov.uk
    The latest national policies and research findings, plus Alistair Burns' dementia blog
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  • Research Institute for the Care of Older People (RICE)
    www.rice.org.uk
    Internationally renowned dementia research centre and memory clinic in Bath. Wiltshire patients can be referred by their GP or self-refer for diagnosis and clinical trials
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  • Innovations in Dementia
    www.innovationsindementia.org.uk
    Works collaboratively with people with dementia and professionals to develop new products and projects to enhance life for people with dementia.
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  • Active Minds
    www.active-minds.co.uk
    Offers a range of products to stimulate and engage people with dementia
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  • At Dementia
    www.atdementia.org.uk
    Brings together a range of assistive technologies that can enhance independence and leisure options for people living with dementia
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  • Counsel and Care
    www.counselandcare.org.uk
    Advice and information for older people, families and carers. Campaigns nationally on social care issues
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  • Dementia Gateway
    www.scie.org.uk/publications/dementia
    Offers high quality information, video and training programmes for professionals and family carers alike. Produced by the Social Care Institute of Excellence
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  • Dementia Web
    www.dementiaweb.org.uk
    Resources, support, advice and information for people living with dementia and their carers.
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