Dementia Oxfordshire

Dementia Oxfordshire is a partnership between three local charities, Age UK Oxfordshire, Guideposts Trust and YoungDementia UK, who are bringing together their specialist expertise to develop and deliver a new Dementia Support Service for people of all ages across #Oxfordshire. Their advisors and support groups will provide you with information, advice and ongoing support after a #dementia diagnosis.

The service is funded by Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Oxfordshire County Council and is free to use.

What can you expect from Dementia Oxfordshire?

Dementia Advisers are the first, friendly point of contact with the service, they can visit you at home to talk to you and your family & carers about what support you need, provide you with information, advice and ongoing support after a diagnosis of memory loss or dementia. They also work closely with GP Surgeries and the health care professionals within Memory Clinics and the Cognitive Disorders Clinic.

Your Dementia Adviser will:

  • Establish ongoing contact with you after diagnosis and identify your needs and preferences
  • Provide specialist, personalised information and advice (about e.g. your condition, finance and welfare benefits, aids and adaptations, help at home, employment, social activities and opportunities, respite, lasting power of attorney and other legal matters)
  • Develop a support plan and link you to other sources of support and help
  • Review in 6 months if there has been no contact with the service in the intervening period
  • Run local support groups

Dementia Oxfordshire offers FREE information and support sessions around the county for families and unpaid carers.

  • The sessions offer an invaluable insight into a person’s unique experience of dementia and the changes it may bring
  • It is also a good way to connect with others sharing similar experiences

Please contact Rachel Oscroft for more details on 07889 600 174 or email roscroft@guideposts.org.uk

Contact Dementia Oxfordshire

If you are concerned about yourself or someone else, whether you have a diagnosis or not, please do contact us for more information and advice.

Click here to visit the Dementia Oxfordshire website

You can ring Oxfordshire’s dedicated Helpline for information and advice on a wide range of issues.

Dedicated Helpline: 01865 410 210

9.00am – 6.00pm, Monday – Friday (except Bank Holidays).

The Helpline is staffed by our team of Dementia Advisers for you to access whenever you or your family need support or advice. 

If you prefer, advice and support is also available via email: info@guideposts.org.uk

 http://www.dementiaoxfordshire.org.uk/about-us/meet-the-team 

If you’d like more information on a recent diagnosis or information for carers, a free Hints & Tips booklet is available on request – please contact us on 01993 893 560 to request your copy.

Dementia Oxfordshire works in partnership with Guideposts Trust, Young Dementia UK, NHS Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Age UK Oxfordshire and Oxfordshire County Council.

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