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Support for Carers looking after someone with Dementia
Help for Carers looking after someone with Dementia
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Support for carers to look after their own needs
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Our new service will provide a personalised single point of access of support for Carers of someone living with Dementia or, awaiting a diagnosis of Dementia. The main aim is to protect the Carers own physical health and emotional well being, by providing comprehensive  one to one support and guidance throughout their caring journey. Dementia Co-ordinator, Irene Mortimer will provide on-going support to reduce stress, and encourage carers to look at their own needs, as well as the needs of those they’re caring for.
There will be a weekly drop in service based at the new ‘ Carers Cwtch’ when Carers can consult Irene on individual matters and also participate in group support, well being and information sessions. Carers are encouraged to put forward ideas on what they want from the drop in sessions.
A flexible respite service will also be available through the project. Building on our existing expert ‘Caring Break’ sitting service, the flexible respite scheme will increase the scale of provision for Carers to access respite in an emergency situation such as Carers physical or emotional health needs, medical appointments, urgent work commitment. Each case will be looked at on an individual basis.
Irene will be liaising and joint working with Primary Health Staff, Social Services  and all other pertinent agencies to ensure Carers receive the full range of support available  to them and receive up to date information and resources.

 

For further information contact irene@swanseacarerscentre.org.uk or ring her on 01792 653344.