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Support for people with dementia

Worcestershire Young Onset Dementia Services

Worcestershire Admiral Nurse Service with Worcestershire Health & Social Care NHS Trust

Admiral Nurses provide the specialist dementia support that families need. They work in the community, in care homes, in hospices and hospitals. The service accepts referrals for all who reside in Worcestershire or are registered with a Worcestershire GP. 

To access this service the person with dementia and the family carer can contact:

Dementia Wellbeing Service

Become a Dementia Friend

Dementia friend is a volunteer who encourages others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their community. They do this by giving them information about the personal impact of dementia, and what they can do to help.

Dementia friendly places and communities

In Worcestershire we have dementia friendly towns, supermarkets and businesses. Look out for information in your local community. It may be that your local supermarket has a slow lane with extra help in place for people living with dementia. The Dementia Action Alliance lists the current organisations that are part of the dementia friendly community.

Accessible places

Grants

NEW Lifeline scheme

NEW Lifeline scheme is a community alarm service which provides peace of mind 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to vulnerable people in Bromsgrove District and Redditch Borough.

NHS apps for people with dementia

The Herbert Protocol

The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme adopted by police services and other agencies across the country. It is a simple risk reduction tool to be used in the event of a person with Dementia or other mental vulnerability going missing. It consists of a form that contains vital information about a person at risk that can be passed to the police if the person is reported missing.

Travel Wallet scheme

The Worcestershire Travel Wallet is a scheme to support people with various disabilities to make best use of public transport by helping overcome some of the communication barriers that they can face on a daily basis. 

Safe places

The Safe Place scheme gives vulnerable people a short term ‘Safe Place’ to go if they are feeling threatened or upset when out and about in their local town.