Dementia care

Northamptonshire, it is believed that more than 7,000 people suffer from dementia; by 2025, this figure is expected to have increased by 50%. However, less than half of those affected by the condition are known to GPs or the Customer Service Centre.

What is the Council doing in Northamptonshire?
The Council is working with partners in the NHS and third (voluntary) sector to deliver improvements to the services available for people with dementia and their carers. The National Dementia Strategy ‘Living Well with Dementia’ sets out priorities for action and we are acting on them locally in a number of ways.

The Council intends to:
• improve awareness and education about dementia;

• ensure that more people receive an early diagnosis so that they can access the help they need quickly;

• improve information, support and advice, through services such as the Dementia Care Advisers;

• work with partners to develop new services within the community for people with dementia, such as day centres and cafes;

• expand and improve specialist services;

• increase support for carers;

• ensure that people can access telecare and domiciliary support to help them stay safe, healthy and happy within their own homes;

• improve the experience of people with dementia if they need to go into hospital;

• ensure that residential and nursing care fully meets the needs of people with dementia; and

• train their workforce, in order to improve the care and support provided for people living with dementia and their carers.

How do you get support?

Dementia Care Advice Service
Carers Support Line: 01933 677907
Email: carers@northamptonshire-carers.org
NHS professionals can also email: carer.referral@nhs.net
Post: Northamptonshire Carers, 123 Midland Road, Wellingborough NN8 1LU

For more information:
Website: www.northamptonshire-carers.org