Does your organisation come in to contact with people who are living with dementia or their families & carers? A new Sheffield service can support you and your team with free information, advice and training to help you become even more dementia friendly.
Age UK Sheffield in partnership and Enrichment for the Elderly are so pleased to announce that Sheffield City Council has awarded them the contract to run the new Dementia Specialist Advice Service.
This new service will be called “Dementia Advice Sheffield” and its purpose is to support professionals and volunteers across the city to be dementia friendly.
The central element of this service will involve them offering specialist dementia guidance, support and training to professionals working with people who have dementia and their families and carers.
Age UK Sheffield are delighted to be working in partnership with Enrichment for the Elderly who will be developing training and workshops which will be open to local professionals such as voluntary sector staff, libraries, and housing officers, to increase their knowledge of dementia, with the aim of making Sheffield a truly dementia-friendly city.
– Unsure how to best support someone with dementia?
– Want to make your organisation more dementia friendly?
– Want to help but don’t know how?
This non – clinical service won’t be a public-facing helpline as it is being created specifically for professionals, by which we mean any staff, workers and volunteers working with people living with dementia and their families, even though they may not actually see themselves as being professionals within dementia care and support.
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:
Call: 0114 250 2875
This new service receives funding through Sheffield City Council.