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Support for people living with dementia

Care coordinators

If you have a diagnosis of dementia or care for a person with a diagnosis, you should have access to a care coordinator. This person will help you find and manage support. 

A care coordinator could be a:

  • dementia adviser
  • care manager
  • social worker
  • mental health nurse
  • another practitioner involved in your care

Depending on your needs, you could be offered support including information and advice and signposting to other services. You may also get help with assessments:

If you are unsure who your coordinator is or you would like support, please call 01344 823220.

Support

Bracknell Forest has support groups for people with dementia and their carers including:

A full list of services are in the dementia directory. The dementia adviser newsletter also provides information on local support groups.

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These online services could be helpful:

You may also find it useful to read the Our Dementia, Our Rights booklet by the DEEP Network.

Local health care services

Hospital care

Our local hospitals have schemes in place that offer more support for people with dementia, during their stay in hospital. These include: 

GP care

East Berks Clinical Commissioning Group is a clinically led membership group of GP practices that plan, commission and performance-manage a range of local health services for their population. All GP Practices in Bracknell Forest have signed up to our local Dementia Action Alliance and have received Dementia Friends Awareness Sessions.

Online resources

You may also find these online resources helpful:

If you would like to make a comment or give general feedback on local health care services, please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service  or Healthwatch.

Benefits

People with dementia may be entitled to a range of benefits including:

There may also be a range of other benefits which may be available - you can browse benefits on GOV.UK

You may be entitled to a discount on your council tax bill - read more about discounts for disabled people on GOV.UK.

Carers may be entitled to benefits - you can read more about carers allowance on GOV.UK.

People with severe mental impairment are not counted for council tax purposes  - read our webpage on discounts for people who aren't counted.

More information

Helpful information and advice is also available on our pages for:

Contact Information

Dementia Adviser

Available: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Email: karen.white@berkshire.nhs.uk