Alzheimer's Society

Service name: Dementia Support Service/Dementia Support Worker

Service description

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.

Funded until 

31 March 2021     

Annual Funding level

£15,000

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:

103

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

Funding raised:

£8,000 (approximately)

Future plans:

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

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