Dedicated Support for Carers of Dementia

 

Carers of any age can now get specialised 1-1 and group support from our dedicated Dementia Support Worker, Sue Grant.  Many of you will remember Sue from our Improving Health Outcomes Project a few years ago, that led to the development of some of the regular exercise classes and activities that are still running today.

Specialist Advice, Information and Referrals                                                                    Sue has been in contact with many of you to find out how you are and what support you would find helpful.  We have devised a short questionnaire for you to tell us about the services you access, the difficulties you face and what your interests are.  This will help us to provide support that is tailored to your needs. If you are recently registered with us, you will already have received this questionnaire. If not, we can send you another one. We can provide you with details of relevant support for you and the person you care for, including referrals to respite services.

 

Peer Support and Activities                                                                                                Join one of our dementia carers support groups and meet other carers and make friends.  We currently run two monthly groups:

3rd Tuesday every month, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Elderberries Day Centre, Broadmead Road, Woodford Green, IG8 0AD

 

2nd Thursday every month, 2pm – 4pm

IRDSA Hall, Craven Gardens Barkingside IG6 1PS

 

These groups are a great opportunity to socialise and find out what’s going on locally, as we often invite speakers to keep you up to date with useful services.

The Thursday group also includes an activity for the person with dementia run by Shelagh Conway, who used to work for the Alzheimers’ Society.  This has been so popular this group is now full, but we are developing another group, so watch this space. If you are interested in joining a group with the person you care for please contact me.

 

 

Giving You a Voice

We want to hear from carers of someone with dementia to find out about your experiences and ensure that your voice is heard.  Our support groups can also be forums, where we invite decision makers along to hear directly from you, about the services that matter, including health and social care.  Your feedback can influence

local policy and provision.

 

Contact us today

If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:

 

020 8514 6251

office@rcss.org.uk

 

Or use our contact form

 

We are located at:

Redbridge Carers Support Service
12 Clements Court

Clements Lane

Ilford, Essex

IG1 2QY

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