Older man and lady with clinician in own home.

Who is this service for?

The Dementia Advisor Service supports adults of all ages who are registered with a GP in Severn Vale, The Stokes, Yate and Frampton Cottrell. They help treat people who have symptoms of mild to moderate dementia and have already received a diagnosis of dementia. They also provide support to carers.

Dementia Advisors do not visit people who:

  • Live in a nursing home
  • Live in a supported living environment e.g. extra care
  • Already under the care of mental health team including the memory service (AWP)

What we do

  • Help for you and your family to understand the diagnosis of dementia.
  • Emotional support for you and your carer to cope with the on-going challenges of living with dementia
  • Discussing and explaining ideas and tips to enable you to live well in your own home, including how to prevent falls and accidents
  • Informing you about local and national support services, including local memory cafes and activity groups
  • Support and advice for your family and carers who are caring for the person with dementia
  • Future planning for your health and wellbeing wishes
  • We work in partnership with your GP surgery and other health and social care professionals.
  • Refer on to health, voluntary and social care services based on assessment.

How do I access this service?

If you have a confirmed diagnosis of dementia, you can self-refer to this service or ask a GP or healthcare professional to refer you.

Referrals from members of the public do not require a referral form and should be made via the Single Point of Access (SPA) – please call 0300 125 6789 or contact sirch.southglosspa@nhs.net. 

I'm a professional. How do I make a referral?

Professional referrals including health and social care practitioners go to our Single Point of Access (SPA) via email with a completed referral form.

Service provided by Sirona

Location

This service is currently available for people registered with a GP in Severn Vale, The Stokes and Yate and Frampton Cottrell.

Opening Hours

Monday- Friday 9am – 5pm

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