Support groups enable carers and family members of people with dementia to meet other people who know what it's like for them. Groups may also have programmes which include speakers and / or social events.
In addition the Carers Centres (see next section) also run carers support groups, and social events, across the county. These are for all carers, not just for people who are caring for someone with dementia.
A variety of support is available to carers of all ages through Carers Centres (Princess Royal Trust for Carers) offer carers a variety of support and services, including:
- Support Workers
- Young Carers Projects
- Support Groups
- Help with Form Filling
- Training Courses
- Respite Funds
The Carers Centre Support Workers advise people who are caring for people with all different sorts of disabilities. As well as offering general support they can help you with form filling, and to access specific funds that are there to help you with caring or to help you take a break.
Guideposts Carers Support Service
Do you look after a relative, friend or other person who has a disability, is frail or has a long-term illness and cannot manage at home without help?
For people who care for someone with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia it can be difficult to get the right support and advice.
Now, families and carers can get the help and support they need from Guideposts Dementia Information Service for Carers, (DISC).
Contact a member of the DISC team on: 0845 4379901 in office hours.