Dementia Support Advisors
Dementia Forward provides information, advice and support and is the route to many other services specifically aimed at reducing social isolation and increasing well being for both the person diagnosed and their family.
Our team of Dementia Support Advisors are committed and experienced in supporting people living with Dementia and their carers, at whatever stage of the illness. From someone who is newly diagnosed to those who need residential care, the team will come alongside offering support, advice, signposting, practical suggestions or simply a listening ear.
Support Advisors offer an initial home visit to meet and discuss the individual needs of anyone who is referred, or self refers to Dementia Forward. Following the initial visit, they can open other doors for people, being the gateway to other organisations who can also help, such as health and social care providers, financial advisors and other specialist support organisations. During the visit they will talk about the range of services offered and find out what may be of interest. They will spend time with the person and their family to help understand a diagnosis, giving everyone the opportunity to find out information they want to know, when they want to know it.
Dementia Forward will not discharge anyone from their support, unless they request it of course, making sure that no matter how much support is needed, they are at the end of a telephone.
Dementia Support Advisors attend Dementia Forward events and activities meaning that there is always a familiar face to welcome everyone!