Carers

Web Based Course for Dementia Carers

If you are a carer for a person living with dementia then this is a course for you.

When it comes to understanding and supporting a person living with dementia, family carers are very often the most skilled and knowledgeable. Yet, you will know that carers can face a number of really stressful situations that can be difficult to deal with.

Dementia Challengers

Website set up and run by dementia carers for dementia carers.

The Dementia Care Centre at Stirling University

Founded over 25 years ago the DSDC was the first of its kind in the world. The center has a high international reputation:

“.. is a serious source of information and advice about dementia and helps to improve the standard of care for dementia patients. ” Baroness Sally Greengross – Chief Executive, International Longevity Centre – UK

Dementia Journeys

A Forum that aims to: provide a safe place for patients and carers to share their thoughts, feelings and experiences of their Dementia Journey; attract experts relating to the Dementia Journey to share their knowledge and experience with members; facilitate friendships by making the forum…A place of peace, respect, listening, positive contributions and of course…smiles, love and laughter;

Age UK aims to improve later life for everyone through information and advice, services, campaigns, products, training and research. You may find their information on Social care and support – where to start of help. They also offer local groups and a range of local services.

Carers Trust is a charity which was formed by the merger of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care in 2012. Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. With its Network Partners, Carers Trust aims to ensure that information, advice and practical support are available to all carers across the UK. They provide a database of local carer services.

Carers UK

Phone: 0808 808 7777 Email: adviceline@carersuk.org
Carers UK provides information and advice about caring alongside practical and emotional support for carers. The charity also campaigns to make life better for carers and influences policy makers, employers and service providers, to help them improve carers’ lives.

Carers Direct

This is the NHS advice service for carers, with a website covering all aspects of caring. There is also a free, confidential information and adviceline for carers on 0808 802 0202, which offers a callback service and access in 170 different languages.

Elefriends

A supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard. (Run by Mind Charity)
Dementia web which aims to help people with dementia, their carers and health professionals find empowering information about dementia and the support and care services available to them in the UK.

Independent Age

Advice line on 0845 262 1863 (Monday to Friday 10am-4pm) Email: advice@independentage.org
Independent Age provides a range of services to help alleviate feelings of isolation and loneliness experienced by many older people. Their visiting and telephone-conversation activities are designed to give older people a variety of methods to boost contact with other people and reduce isolation. The charity provides a national advice service for older people their families and carers focusing on social care, welfare benefits, befriending services and other social support.

Care to be different

A specialist information resource providing practical tips and advice about NHS Continuing Healthcare. N.B. This is not a charity/statutory information service – some services are charged for.

My Ageing Parent

Set up to help children support their parents as they become older.

When They Get Older

Website that aims to share ideas to help family members help their older relatives.

Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC)

National charity that aims to help older people and their loved ones make informed choices about meeting their housing and care needs. It offers the following services:

  • FirstStop Advice: an independent, free service providing advice and information for older people, their families and carers about care and housing options in later life. Freephone 0800 377 7070, 9am to 5pm, Monday – Friday Email: info@firststopadvice.org.uk
  • Housing and care options website offering comprehensive, easy to find, information on all aspects of care, support and housing for older people.
Relatives & Residents Association

Exists for older people needing, or living in, residential care and the families and friends left behind at home.

Holidays for people with dementia and their companions listed at Tourism for All.

Life Story Network

Organisation that promotes the value of using life stories to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of people marginalised or made vulnerable through ill health or disability, including dementia. Life stories enable care staff to grasp ‘who’ the person with dementia really is, in order to provide more person-centred care.



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