North Yorkshire Local helpline for those affected by dementia
Each year our trained Dementia Forward staff answer thousands of calls on the Dementia Forward helpline. We speak to people with dementia, their families, friends, carers, health professionals and communities. Each call is confidential and is an opportunity to let someone know that they are not alone.
Dementia can be complex, and our friendly, trained staff can provide support and guidance to help you through what can be a very difficult time. The helpline is often the portal to receiving a wider range of carefully designed services to reduce isolation, misinformation and stigma while promoting health and wellbeing.
From the first time I called Dementia Forward I felt supported and less anxious. It was a relief to talk to someone who understood and really listened to my concerns. I have somewhere to turn when I have a question or I simply need to talk about dementia. The team have given me so much support and advice and I am so pleased that I made that first call.
The dementia helpline is open 9 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday.