Does your organisation come in to contact with people who are living with dementia or their families & carers? This brand new Sheffield service can support you and your team with free information, advice and training to help you become even more dementia friendly.

From October 1st 2019, this service will offer specialist dementia guidance, support & training to professionals and volunteers working with people who have dementia & their families and carers.

The service is run by Age UK Sheffield in partnership with Enrichment for the Elderly.

– Unsure how to best support someone with dementia?

– Want to make your organisation more dementia friendly?

– Looking for free dementia training for your team?

– Want to help but don’t know how?

Dementia Advice Sheffield can help with all of these things! For more info about this new service and how professionals and volunteers can access support and training please contact:

Email: dementiaadvice@ageuksheffield.org.uk

Call: 0114 250 2875

Tweet: @dementiaadsheff

Website: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/sheffield/our-services/dementia-advice-for-professionals

Facebook/Messenger: www.facebook.com/dementiaadvicesheffield

Attached: Specialist Dementia Advice Service

The first training course is taking place on October 31st and is aimed mostly at People Keeping Well organisations who will be responsible for making initial telephone calls to people recently diagnosed with dementia, however, anyone is welcome.

Following a diagnosis of Dementia, people should be referred to the people Keeping Well organisations along with a family carer if they have one.
There will be an initial phone call to collect basic information and to find out what their likes, dislikes and needs are.
They will be referred to the Alzheimer’s Society and their local Memory Cafe along with other groups that meet their interest and Family Carers will be referred onto such as the Sheffield Carers Centre.
There will also be a 6 monthly follow up call.

The course will focus on ways to ensure this conversation is undertaken with skill, compassion and accurate information using a variety of communication techniques.

The course is free and places are limited. You can book on now by following this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/collaborative-calls-getting-the-initial-phone-call-right-for-pwd-tickets-74723346541

This new service receives funding through Sheffield City Council.