Do you want to get involved?
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Our Support Workers will help to co-ordinate the support services and activities around you. We will also be able to help with providing information on:
Overall our aim is to enable you to remain living independently within your community.
Referrals to the service will come direct through the Memory Clinic and GPs in our Care Community.
For more information on this service and the referral process please contact our Dementia Support Worker, Karen Barry, using the details below:
From looking out for the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s, to understanding the challenges of living with someone with vascular dementia, our specialist Admiral Nurses have the knowledge and experience to understand the situation and suggest answers that might be hard to find elsewhere.
This includes providing critical emotional and practical support to carers affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19). The challenges of families facing dementia could easily be forgotten in these difficult times; but through our Helpline, carers can continue to be supported in their own homes.
You can also check out our coronavirus information hub which contains advice, questions and answers and relevant leaflets and videos.
“In light of the current government advice in relation to the Coronavirus, we have taken the difficult decision to close the Museum until further notice. This is in the interests of public health and the well being of our staff and volunteers.
Rest assured that activities behind the scenes will continue, to make sure that the Museum is in a good position when it reopens.
Please stay in touch with us and take care.”
WHEN WE RETURN:
Museum is proud to host a Dementia Friendship Group. This group meets at the museum at 2pm on the first and third Monday of every month. It is open to anyone living with dementia, their carers, family and friends. No charge is made for these events.
We would appreciate, if possible, for you to contact us if you are planning on attending a session.
ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19
The Alzheimer’s Society hosts a singing group where you can meet new people in a friendly, fun and social environment. The group is based around the principles of music therapy, which include vocal warm-ups and singing a huge range of familiar old and new songs for everyone’s tastes.
Please contact the service for more details.
Brookfield Hall, Shrewbridge Road, CW5 7AD, Nantwich
Cheshire Police appreciate that caring for people with dementia is challenging – and that planning ahead and keeping safe is really important. There is often a risk that people living with dementia can at some point start to ‘walk about’. While this may only be into the garden or street and returning a short time later, some people can get lost and go missing. This can lead to feelings of confusion, fear and vulnerability for individuals and their families, particularly at night time or during times of extreme weather.
The HERBERT PROTOCOL is a form that carers, family or friends of a vulnerable person can fill in.
It contains a list of information to help the police if the person goes missing, including:
Keeping a completed form saves the worry of trying to recall the information during the stressful time of someone going missing. It also saves time for the police, allowing the search to start sooner.
Please also see our 9-page bulletin above for all our current news and how we can help you.
Cheshire East Carers’ Hub provides a single point of access for all Carers including both young and adult Carers. The Hub exists to ensure that Carers of all ages have access to information, advice and a wide range of support services. These support services are designed to help Carers continue in their caring role for as long as they choose and to reduce the impact the caring role can have on a Carers own health and wellbeing.
Please see quotes from those who have used the Carers Hub and the help it has given them.
Support can include:
Anyone who thinks they are a carer can register with the Carers Hub by calling 0300 303 0208, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting cheshireeastcarershub.co.uk.
We can support young and adult Carers who either live in Cheshire East, care for a Cheshire East resident or are registered with a GP in East or South Cheshire. Our Young Carers Practitioners are Cara and Cathryn.
Coffee and Chats : Hopefully these will resume soon when Covid-19 restrictions allow.
Meet and chat with other Carers, speak to a Carers Support Worker and take a well-earned break from your caring role whilst enjoying a coffee. If you have never been to a Coffee and Chat before don’t worry! Everyone has been a “first timer”. A friendly Carers Support Worker will be there to greet you and offer you a warm introduction.