Service name: Dementia Support Service/Dementia Support Worker
The H&F Council-funded service provides support and information to residents about issues facing individuals and carers affected by dementia, including a fortnightly peer support group for people living with dementia in the community and a Saturday dementia café.
31 March 2021
Annual Funding level
In the past year
The service provided one to one information for people with and affected by dementia, a peer support group and the Dementia Café (although the latter had to close during lockdown)
Number of residents supported:
Use of volunteers:
The service’s 6 volunteers delivered 36 hours of work. This is the equivalent to £3,90 if the London Living Wage is applied to the volunteering hours.
Outcomes being achieved
Person centred support and onward referral
Collaborative work with local statutory and voluntary organisations to deliver high quality holistic support
Opportunities to ask questions and share concerns (delivered online during lockdown)
Social opportunities to gain better understanding of dementia and locally available resources
Reducing social isolation and anxiety for people with and affected by dementia
In 2020, the service was:
Making a positive difference to the lives of older people
Reducing loneliness and isolation
Providing specialist information to people with dementia and their carers
To return to face to face support and groups as soon as safe to do so.
To improve the lives of people with and affected by dementia