Local Information you may find useful
For people with dementia
You may find the following contacts useful:-
- East Lancashire dementia care website: (http://www.eastlancsdementia.org/ ) East Lancashire has a range of dementia cafes, Carer support groups, training for carers and respite services. A full guide to local services for people with dementia, their carers and health and social care professionals can be found at the website.
- Alzheimer’s Society East Lancashire: (http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/custom_scripts/branch.php?branch=true&branchCode=12616 Tel: 01282 421 233) for information and advice regarding all issues related to dementia (all dementias – not only Alzheimer’s disease), and the society offers a variety of peer support, dementia cafes, carers support groups, dementia advisers and one to one support workers.
- Age UK Lancashire: (http://www.ageuk.org.uk/lancashire/local-directory1/ ) have offices in Accrington, Burnley, Clitheroe, Nelson and Rawtenstall and can offer benefits advice, peer-support, one-to-one support, day care support, hospital aftercare, sitting services if people have a health appointment and connect people to activities in their locality. Age UK also offers a well check service which supports people in finding the right solutions for their needs.
- Carers Centres/ Support services: (http://www.eastlancscarers.moonfruit.com/ Tel:0345 688 7113) Carers Link (Hyndburn and Ribble Valley) and Carers Contact (Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale) provide information, advice and support to carers. Practical help includes activities for Carers, one to one support, information and advice about caring roles, advice on respite and help in preparing Peace of Mind plans.
- Lancashire Wellbeing Service: will help people to address the underlying causes that are affecting their ability to manage their health and well-being; it is a non-clinical service and will not provide social care support or manage people’s long term conditions.