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Useful Information Regarding Dementia

Information on Dementia

The links below provide useful information for people suffering with or caring for someone with dementia.  If you need some help and are a carer please view our 'Useful Information for Carers' tab for more useful links.

Alzheimer’s Society

01603 763556 (9am-5pm)

www.alzheimers.org.uk   

The Norfolk Dementia, Advice and Support Service. This is a good starting point and can put you in touch with other agencies including the local dementia cafés in your area.  

Age UK    

01603 787111 (10am – 4pm)    

www.ageuk.org.uk/norfolk

General advice about staying well, advises about driving in later life, welfare, benefits and Money Matters.  Age UK runs local dementia cafés in some areas.

Admiral Nursing Direct (Dementia UK)

0800 888 6678   

www.dementiauk.org

National Helpline offers practical advice and information

Central Norfolk Admiral Nursing Service

Support for those caring for someone with a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of dementia with complex and multiple needs.  GP referral only.

British Red Cross

01603 426 361

Norfolk Head Office: Coronation Road, Norwich, NR5 5HD

  • Home from Hospital (settling in service)
  • Equipment loans 

Carers Matter Norfolk

0800 083 1148

www.norfolk.gov.uk/care-support-and-health/looking-after-someone/support-for-carers 

They will put you in touch with local services and support, carers wellbeing assessments, short breaks and guidance on carers rights and benefits.  Also visit: Norfolk County Council 

District Councils 

Local Councils offer practical advice and financial help with housing, home repairs, adaptions and improvements. 

  • Breckland District Council Tel: 01362 656 870
  • South Norfolk District Council Tel: 01508 522 633

 Handyperson Schemes

https://www.carechoices.co.uk/handyperson-schemes-in-norfolk

Local Hospices and Support 

Offer support for people with life limiting illnesses including dementia.  Hospices serving South Norfolk are:-

  • Priscilla Bacon Lodge – Norwich            Tel:  01603 255720
  • St Elizabeths Hospice – Ditchingham             Tel:  01473 727776
  • St Nicholas Hospice – Bury St Edmunds            Tel:   01284 766133

Norfolk County Council

0344 800 8020 - Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm   

Information on all County Council services including social care and support, emergency duty team and Swifts. 

N-ABLE 

Contact through Norfolk County Council 0344 800 8020

Norfolk Personal Technology Solutions and Telecare equipment

Herbert Protocol

Scheme which compiles useful information to be kept at home which could be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing: https://www.norfolk.police.uk/advice/personal-safety/missing-people

Dying Matters / Be Ready for It!

http://www.dyingmatters.org/ 

Useful online resource of helpful information, lists and reminders to help you plan and share your end of life wishes.  No phone number.      

 More detailed information with additional resources and contact details can be found on the South Norfolk CCG website in the “Your Health” section.



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