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The NHS South of England Dementia Challenge Fund enabled local communities to identify and implement practical solutions to the problems faced by people living with dementia. This knowledgebase provides detailed information about the projects which have been awarded funding and offers a repository for resources emerging from the projects. We hope that this will promote engagement and enhance the spread of best practice and learning.

Achieving excellence in end of life care for people with dementia in North Hampshire

This project aims to achieve excellence in end of life care for people with dementia living in North Hampshire nursing homes. This will be achieved through Specialist Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (SPC CNS) mentoring of care home staff. Read more »

ContactDr Nicola Decker, Clinical Lead for Dementia, North Hampshire CCG
Telephone01256 770212
Emailnicoladecker@nhs.net
AddressCentral 40, Lime Tree way, Chineham Business Park, Basingstoke, RG24 8GU

An innovative model of care across the community and care home in Corwall

This project aims to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and their carers living in Corwall, ensuring they receive timely diagnosis and support to live well at home or in a care home, to end of life. Read more »

ContactKate Mitchell, Joint Programme Lead Long Term Conditions, NHS Kernow CCG
Telephone01209 886643 / 07825 521384
Emailkate.mitchell@kernowccg.nhs.uk
AddressThe Sedgemoor Centre, Priory Road, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 5AS

At scale adoption of skills in dementia care across Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth

The project is using an evidence based methodology to improve the knowledge, attitude and competencies of front line health staff in the care of people with dementia across Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth. Read more »

ContactDr Edward Wernick, GP, Dementia Lead, NHS North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG
Telephone08444 125 888
Emaile.wernick@nhs.net
Address4 Downing Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7PA

Better information about dementia in West Berkshire

The project aims to give people with dementia and their carers living in West Berkshire access to the information they want and need via a variety of media, including a local Dementia information website, to inform, empower and improve lives. Read more »

ContactHelen Single, Long Term Conditions Commissioning Manager – Disease Management Programmes, NHS Berkshire West
Telephone0118 982 2701
Emailhelen.single@berkshire.nhs.uk
Address55-57 Bath Road, Reading, RG30 2BA

Pan Bristol approach to Dementia Champions Bristol as a Dementia Friendly City

This project aims to move Bristol towards becoming a ‘dementia-friendly city’ in which people with dementia can enjoy the same opportunities to take part in a social life, live independently and engage in everyday activity as other people, without fear of stigma or rejection. Read more »

ContactIan Popperwell
Telephone0117 903 7598
Emailian.popperwell@bristol.gov.uk

Bristol post diagnostic support services

This project will support people with dementia and their carers/family by providing new courses that people can use once they have had a diagnosis of dementia. All these courses will be in the community near to where people live in Bristol. Read more »

ContactEmma Moody, Programme Manager for Older People, Bristol CCG
Telephone0117 984 1512
Emailemma.moody@bristol.nhs.uk
AddressSouth Plaza, Marlborough Street, Bristol, BS1 3NX

Circles of Support for people with dementia in Hampshire

This project will implement a training and mentoring package to develop Circles of Support for people with dementia in Hampshire. Read more »

ContactCatherine Pascoe, Commissioning Manager
Telephone01962 845649
Emailcatherine.pascoe@hants.gov.uk
AddressAdult Services Department,Hampshire County Council, Third Floor West, Elizabeth 11 Court, The Castle, Winchester,SO23 8UQ

Circles of Support for people with dementia in North Hampshire

This project will implement a training and mentoring package to develop Circles of Support for people with dementia in North Hampshire. Read more »

ContactNicola Decker, Clinical Lead for Dementia, NHS North Hampshire CCG
Telephone01256 770212
Emailnicoladecker@nhs.net
AddressCentral 40, Lime Tree way, Chineham Business Park, Basingstoke, RG24 8GU

Closer to home memory assessment: reaching out to rural communities in Buckinghamshire

This project aims to adopt the Gnosall primary care based memory assessment approach to improve dementia diagnosis in harder to reach communities in Buckinghamshire. Read more »

ContactMr Ojalae Jenkins, Joint Commissioning Manager, NHS Buckinghamshire / Buckinghamshire County Council
Telephone01296 383 183
Emailojenkins@buckscc.gov.uk
AddressBuckinghamshire County Council, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1YU

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy training in West Berkshire

This project aims to deliver Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) training to staff working in Day Centres and Extra Care Housing Schemes across West Berkshire, enabling more people with dementia to engage in this evidence based approach for longer. Read more »

ContactHelen Single, Long Term Conditions Commissioning Manager – Disease Management Programmes, NHS Berkshire West
Telephone0118 982 2701
Emailhelen.single@berkshire.nhs.uk
Address55-57 Bath Road, Reading, RG30 2BA

Collaborative dementia care in Oxfordshire

This project aims to develop a more user-friendly care pathway for people living with dementia in Oxfordshire by providing easier access to assessment for early diagnosis and support within primary care settings. Read more »

ContactFunmi Durodola, Service Development Manager, Oxfordshire CCG
Telephone01865 334603
EmailFunmi.Durodola@oxfordshireccg.nhs.uk
AddressJubilee House, 5510 John Smith Drive, Oxford Business Park South, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 2LH

Collaborative Training Project for Enhancing Dementia Care

This project will establish a community based Dementia Team that will identify, lead and maintain quality improvements in dementia care across acute and community settings in East and West Berkshire. Read more »

ContactHelen Single, Long Term Conditions Commissioning Manager – Disease Management Programmes, NHS Berkshire West
Telephone0118 982 2701
Emailhelen.single@berkshire.nhs.uk
Address55-57 Bath Road, Reading, RG30 2BA

Creating a sustainable dementia care workforce in Oxfordshire

This project aims to accelerate the pace of improvement in the pathway of care for people with dementia and their carers living in Oxfordshire by providing a programme of dementia training and education for health and social care staff. Read more »

ContactFunmi Durodola, Service Development Manager, Oxfordshire CCG
Telephone01865 334603
EmailFunmi.Durodola@oxfordshireccg.nhs.uk
AddressJubilee House, 5510 John Smith Drive, Oxford Business Park South, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 2LH

Curo rural independent living support service

This project will support people in rural areas of Bath and North East Somerset to achieve early diagnosis of dementia and get the support they want in the way that they want it, enabling people to live at home in the way that they choose. Read more »

ContactDavid Ford, Independent Living Service Manager, Curo
Telephone01225 366195
EmailDavid.Ford@Curo-group.co.uk
AddressThe Maltings, Lower Bristol Road, Bath, BA2 1EP

Delivering a stimulating hospital environment in Bristol

This Bristol-based project will put people with dementia at the heart of hospital design to improve their experience of care, highlighting the important role the environment can play in supporting innovation in service delivery and care quality. Read more »

ContactDr Judy Haworth, Speciality Doctor for Dementia Care, North Bristol NHS Trust
Telephone0117 975 3787
EmailJudy.Haworth@nbt.nhs.uk
AddressNorth Bristol NHS Trust, Park Rd, Bristol, Avon, BS16 1LE

Dementia Action Alliance for Cribbs Causeway

This project aims to achieve the first step towards South Gloucestershire becoming a more dementia friendly community by delivering specific actions in the Cribbs Causeway area. Read more »

ContactPaul Frisby, Partnership Manager, South Gloucestershire CCG
Telephone0117 947 4423
EmailPaul.Frisby@sglos-pct.nhs.uk
AddressCorum 2, Crown Way,Warmley, South Gloucestershire, BS30 8FJ

Dementia awareness in the community

This project aims to create a more inclusive community across West Berkshire so that people with dementia feel they can continue to enjoy life, live as independently as possible and be part of the community. Read more »

ContactHelen Single, Long Term Conditions Commissioning Manager – Disease Management Programmes, NHS Berkshire West
Telephone0118 982 2701
Emailhelen.single@berkshire.nhs.uk
Address55-57 Bath Road, Reading, RG30 2BA

Dementia friendly communities in Dorset

This project will develop Dementia friendly communities across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole, increasing public awareness of dementia and assisting people with dementia to remain independent and to have choice and control over their lives. Read more »

ContactJane Brennan, Principal Programme Lead - Review, Design and Delivery, NHS Dorset CCG
Telephone01305 368919
EmailJane.Brennan@dorsetccg.nhs.uk
AddressVespasian House, Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1TS

Dementia friendly communities in Farnham and Surrey Heath

This project aims to use the toolkit developed by Hampshire County Council to establish dementia friendly communities in Farnham and Surrey Heath. Read more »

ContactDr Edward Wernick, GP, Dementia Lead, NHS North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG
Telephone08444 125 888
Emaile.wernick@nhs.net
Address4 Downing Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7PA

Dementia friendly communities in Guildford and Waverley

This project will deliver a new service to develop Dementia friendly communities capable of supporting people to live well with dementia in Guildford and Waverley. Read more »

ContactLeah O'Donovan, Project Officer - Dementia, Surrey County Council
Telephone020 8541 7030
Emailleah.odonovan@surreycc.gov.uk
AddressQuadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 7QQ

Dementia friendly communities in Kent and Medway

This project will support the development of dementia friendly communities in Kent and Medway, enabling people living with dementia to remain independent and have choice and control over their lives. Read more »

ContactSue Gratton, Deputy Associate Director, Integrated Commissioning, NHS Kent and Medway
Telephone01233 618372
Emailsue.gratton@eastcoastkent.nhs.uk
AddressTemplar House, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PL

Dementia Friendly Communities in North West Surrey

This project aims to support the development of Dementia Friendly Communities to reduce isolation, anxiety and exclusion, and improve the quality of life for those with dementia and their families living in North West Surrey. Read more »

ContactLinda Moore, Surrey County Council
Telephone07791 651494
EmailLinda.Moore@surreycc.gov.uk
Websitehttp://www.surreycc.gov.uk
AddressQuadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 7QQ

Dementia friendly community in Somerset

This project aims to make Somerset dementia friendly place in which people with dementia are valued, befriended and encouraged to live independently and engage in everyday activity. Read more »

ContactAlison Rowswell, Programme Manager, Somerset CCG
Telephone01935 384060
EmailAlison.Rowswell@somersetccg.nhs.uk
AddressWynford House, Lufton Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8HR

Dementia friendly community learning groups in Oxfordshire

This project will deliver a programme of awareness-raising, learning and volunteer action to create a network of 60 informed, supportive, dementia-friendly communities across Oxfordshire. Read more »

ContactFunmi Durodola, Service Development Manager, Oxfordshire CCG
Telephone01865 334603
EmailFunmi.Durodola@oxfordshireccg.nhs.uk
AddressJubilee House, 5510 John Smith Drive, Oxford Business Park South, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 2LH

Dementia friendly Crawley

This project aims to create a dementia friendly Crawley that improves the quality of life for people living with dementia now and those who are affected by dementia in the future. Read more »

ContactMalcolm Bray, Principal Manager - Partnerships and Public Health System Development
Telephone3302 228693
Emailmalcolm.bray@westsussex.gov.uk
AddressCrawley Library, 3rd floor, Southgate Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6HG

Dementia friendly Plymouth

This project aims to make Plymouth a dementia friendly city in which people with dementia can enjoy the same opportunities to take part in a social life, live independently and engage in everyday activity as other people, without fear of stigma or rejection. Read more »

ContactRachel Silcock, Commissioning Officer
Telephone01752307176
EmailRachel.Silcock@plymouth.gov.uk
AddressPlymouth City Council, Windsor House, Plymouth, PL6 5UF

Dementia friendly ward environment at Frimley Park Hospital

This project aims to dedicate a ward area with an outside area and tailor the environment to improve the wellbeing and enhance the recovery of people with dementia whilst at Frimley Park Hospital. Read more »

ContactDr Edward Wernick, GP, Dementia Lead, NHS North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG
Telephone08444 125 888
Emaile.wernick@nhs.net
Address4 Downing Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7PA

Dementia link nurses in West Kent

This project will support dementia Link nurses in West Kent to work in primary care and proactively identify, diagnose, triage and assess people with dementia and provide appropriate prescribing and post diagnostic support. Read more »

ContactMartine Mccahon, Head of Programme Area, Integrated Commissioning
Telephone07919560980
Emailmartinemccahon@nhs.net
AddressNHS West Kent CCG, 11 Station Rd, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1QH

Dementia Shared Lives

The Dementia Shared Lives Project, will seek to develop a bank of Shared Lives placements, where people open their own homes to provide care to people with dementia, these placements could be used for long term care, rehabilitation/recuperation, respite short breaks and social and day activity. Read more »

ContactKelly Field
Telephone01233 652401
Emailkellyanne.field@kent.gov.uk
Websitehttp://www.kent.gov.uk/sharedlives
AddressCounty Hall, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XQ

Dementia support workers in Plymouth

This project will recruit 5 Dementia support workers to improve the support, information and co-ordination of services for people living with dementia in Plymouth. Read more »

ContactRachel Silcock, Commissioning Officer
Telephone01752 307176
EmailRachel.Silcock@plymouth.gov.uk
AddressPlymouth City Council, Windsor House, Plymouth, PL6 5UF

Dementia Voice Crawley

This project aims to involve people living with dementia in designing and shaping dementia services in Crawley. Read more »

ContactMalcolm Bray, Principal Manager - Partnerships and Public Health System Development
Telephone3302 228693
Emailmalcolm.bray@westsussex.gov.uk
AddressCrawley Library, 3rd floor, Southgate Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6HG

Dementia: From difficult conversations to better outcomes

This project aims to affect behaviour change amongst health and social care staff in Hampshire so they are better equipped to support people with dementia and their carers to achieve their care preferences to the very end of their lives. Read more »

ContactDr Nicola Decker, Clinical Lead for Dementia, North Hampshire CCG
Telephone01256 770212
Emailnicoladecker@nhs.net
AddressCentral 40, Lime Tree way, Chineham Business Park, Basingstoke, RG24 8GU

Developing a more Dementia Friendly Hampshire

The project aims to establish sustainable dementia friendly communities across the county of Hampshire, reaching as full a range of different communities as possible. Read more »

ContactDr Nicola Decker, Clinical Lead for Dementia, North Hampshire CCG
Telephone01256 770212
Emailnicoladecker@nhs.net
AddressCentral 40, Lime Tree way, Chineham Business Park, Basingstoke, RG24 8GU

Diverse communities engaged with dementia in North Hampshire

This project will create dementia friendly communities in North Hampshire, specifically responding to the demographic changes and the increasing levels of need emanating from diverse communities. Read more »

ContactDr Nicola Decker, Clinical Lead for Dementia, North Hampshire CCG
Telephone01256 770212
Emailnicoladecker@nhs.net
AddressCentral 40, Lime Tree way, Chineham Business Park, Basingstoke, RG24 8GU

East Berkshire dementia services directory

This project will deliver a single point of service information for people with dementia and their carers in East Berkshire Read more »

ContactDebbie Dickenson, Service Development Officer, Windsor and Maidenhead Council
Telephone07810155970
Emaildebbie.dickenson@rbwm.gov.uk
AddressYork House, Sheet Street, Windsor, SL4 1DD

End of life care planning for patients with dementia in Dorset

This project aims to stop the cycle of readmission in crisis by improving end of life care planning starting when a person with dementia is first admitted to a Dorset hospital in an emergency. Read more »

ContactPremila Fade, Clinical Director, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone01202 448799
Emailprem.fade@poole.nhs.uk
AddressLongfleet Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 2JB

Enhanced care home outcomes in Oxfordshire

This project aims to improve the quality of service for people living with dementia in Oxfordshire by integrating the established care home support service with a new mental health in-reach service. Read more »

ContactFunmi Durodola, Service Development Manager, Oxfordshire CCG
Telephone01865 334603
EmailFunmi.Durodola@oxfordshireccg.nhs.uk
AddressJubilee House, 5510 John Smith Drive, Oxford Business Park South, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 2LH

Enhanced, more responsive and preventative community based care in Gloucestershire

This project aims to improve care and support to people living with dementia and their carers in Gloucestershire in order to prevent unnecessary hospital admission and premature residential care admission as well as to reduce length of stay after a hospital admission. Read more »

ContactHelen Bown, Joint Commissioning Manager Older People and Physical Disabilities, NHS Gloucestershire
Telephone0300 421 1748
EmailHelenBown@nhs.net
AddressSanger House, Unit 5220, Valiant Court, Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth, Gloucester, GL3 4FE

Enhancing the early diagnosis of dementia across East Berkshire

This project aims to improve the early diagnosis of dementia by increasing the number of initial screening assessments and raising awareness about the benefits of assessment and early diagnosis as part of an overarching Aging Well campaign across East Berkshire. Read more »

ContactMarianne Hiley, Project Manager, Windsor Ascot and Maidenhead CCG
Telephone01753 636412
Emailmarianne.hiley@nhs.net
AddressKing Edward VII Hospital, St Leonard’s Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3DP

Holistic care for people with dementia in Fareham and Gosport

This project will deliver improved support for people with dementia and their carers living in the community by extending the capacity of the Community Care Teams in Fareham and Gosport. Read more »

ContactVictoria McDonald, NHS South East Hampshire CCG
Telephone02392 282061
Emailvictoria.mcdonald-woods@hampshire.nhs.uk
AddressCommissioning House, Building 003, James Callaghan Drive, Fareham, Hampshire, PO17 6AR

Holistic care for people with dementia in South East Hampshire

This project will deliver improved support for people with dementia and their carers living in the community by extending the capacity of the Community Care Teams in South East Hampshire. Read more »

ContactVictoria McDonald, NHS South East Hampshire CCG
Telephone02392 282061
Emailvictoria.mcdonald-woods@hampshire.nhs.uk
AddressCommissioning House, Building 003, James Callaghan Drive, Fareham, Hampshire, PO17 6AR

Hospital dementia discharge service in West Kent

This project will support people with dementia to be discharged back to their own home as soon as possible following an attendance at A&E or an admission to an acute hospital in West Kent. Read more »

ContactMartine Mccahon, Head of Programme Area, Integrated Commissioning
Telephone07919560980
Emailmartinemccahon@nhs.net
AddressNHS West Kent CCG, 11 Station Rd, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1QH

Improving community care and reducing antipsychotic prescribing in Kent and Medway

This project will support people living with dementia in Kent and Medway to remain in their own homes, including care homes, avoid unnecessary admission to hospital and reduce the prescription of antipsychotic drugs. Read more »

ContactSue Gratton, Deputy Associate Director, Integrated Commissioning, NHS Kent and Medway
Telephone01233 618372
Emailsue.gratton@eastcoastkent.nhs.uk
AddressTemplar House, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PL

Improving dementia awareness in East Berkshire

This project will deliver Dementia Awareness training to support people in East Berkshire to better understand the different types of dementia, some of the associated behaviours and reasons behind them. Read more »

ContactBracknell and Ascot CCG
Telephone01753 636 833
Address1st Floor, King Edward VII Hospital, St Leonard’s Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3DP

Improving dementia care in hospitals across Kent and Medway

This project aims to improve the experience of people with dementia whilst in acute hospitals across Kent and Medway. Read more »

ContactSue Gratton, Deputy Associate Director, Integrated Commissioning, NHS Kent and Medway
Telephone01233 618372
Emailsue.gratton@eastcoastkent.nhs.uk
AddressTemplar House, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PL

Improving end of life care for people living with dementia in Surrey Downs

This project will improve the provision of end of life care for people living with dementia in care homes within the Surrey Downs area. Read more »

ContactJane Berg, Project Lead and Head of Education, Princess Alice Hospice
Telephone01372 461823
Emailjaneberg@PAH.org.uk
AddressPrincess Alice Hospice, West End Lane, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8NA

Integrated and inclusive communities in Cornwall

This project aims to develop dementia friendly communities in Cornwall and to deliver community and hospital peer support alongside the provision of meaningful activities. Read more »

ContactKate Mitchell, Joint Programme Lead Long Term Conditions, NHS Kernow CCG
Telephone01209 886643 / 07825 521384
Emailkate.mitchell@kernowccg.nhs.uk
AddressThe Sedgemoor Centre, Priory Road, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 5AS

Integrating hospital and community care pathways in Bath

This project aims to provide a new pathway of care for people with dementia admitted to the Royal United Hospital Bath, which puts carers and patients in the ‘driving seat’, improving discharge and reducing unnecessary admissions in future. Read more »

ContactDr Christopher Dyer, Consultant Geriatrician and Clinical Lead OPU, Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust
Telephone01225 821008
Emailchris.dyer1@nhs.net
AddressOlder People’s Unit, Royal United Hospital Bath, Combe Park, Bath, BA1 3NG

Keeping track of dementia in Torbay

This project aims to introduce portable personal safety device to transform the lives of vulnerable individuals living with dementia by giving them greater independence and providing effective personalised support, wherever they go. Read more »

ContactCarl Beardsmore, Development Manager, Development Manager, TeleHealthCare and Commercial Activity, Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Social Care NHS Trust
Telephone01803 321125
Emailcarl.beardsmore@nhs.net
AddressSt Edmunds CCSC, Victoria Park Road, Torquay, TQ1 3QH

Living well in Buckinghamshire care homes through better prescribing

This project aims to ensure patients with dementia living in care homes in Buckinghamshire only have medication prescribed for them that meets their specific needs and enables them to enjoy life and live with dignity. Read more »

ContactMr Ojalae Jenkins, Joint Commissioning Manager, NHS Buckinghamshire / Buckinghamshire County Council
Telephone01296 383 183
Emailojenkins@buckscc.gov.uk
AddressBuckinghamshire County Council, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1YU

Living well with dementia on the Isle of Wight

This project aims to create a Dementia-Friendly Island building on and enhancing the existing Isle of Wight Dementia Action Alliance. Read more »

ContactSue Lightfoot, Head of Commissioning Mental Health & Learning Disabilities, Isle of Wight CCG
Telephone01983 552028, 07795963569
EmailSue.Lightfoot@iow.nhs.uk
AddressSouth Block, St Mary’s Hospital, Parkhurst Road, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TG

Making Gloucestershire a dementia friendly community

This project aims to make Gloucestershire a dementia friendly community improving the quality of life for people living with dementia now and those who are affected by dementia in the future. Read more »

ContactHelen Bown, Joint Commissioning Manager Older People and Physical Disabilities, NHS Gloucestershire
Telephone0300 421 1748
EmailHelenBown@nhs.net
AddressSanger House, Unit 5220, Valiant Court, Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth, Gloucester, GL3 4FE

Making University Hospital Southampton dementia friendly

This project aims to ensure that staff working in University Hospital Southampton are dementia aware and have the appropriate skills to meet the needs of people with dementia. Read more »

ContactAmanda Luker, Commissioning Manage, NHS Southampton CCG
Telephone02380 725568
Emailamanda.luker@southamptoncityccg.nhs.uk
AddressOakley Road, Southampton, SO16 4GX

Medicines optimisation in East Berkshire care homes

This project aims to reduce the prescription of antipsychotic medication for people living with dementia in care homes across Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead. Read more »

ContactCatriona Khetyar, Head of Medicines Optimisation, NHS Berkshire East
Telephone01753 636039
Emailcatriona.khetyar@nhs.net
AddressKing Edward VII Hospital, St Leonard’s Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3DP

North West Surrey Dementia Crisis Respite Service

This project aims to deliver a Dementia Crisis Respite Service in North West Surrey to prevent breakdown of a caring situation or care package that would probably have led to hospital admission or admission to a care home. Read more »

ContactLesley Carver, Programme Manager for Dementia, NHS North West Surrey CCG
EmailLesley.Carver@nwsurreyccg.nhs.uk
AddressWeybridge Hospital, 22 Church Street, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8DY

Personal Record of Dementia Journey – Berkshire Blue Book

Building on the Gloucestershire ‘Living Well Handbook’, this project aims to develop a user-designed and owned handbook that will serve as a companion to the dementia journey for people in West Berkshire . Read more »

ContactHelen Single, Long Term Conditions Commissioning Manager – Disease Management Programmes, NHS Berkshire West
Telephone0118 982 2701
Emailhelen.single@nhs.net
Address55-57 Bath Road, Reading, RG30 2BA

Post diagnosis support and information in South Gloucestershire

This South Gloucestershire based project aims to share good practice and ensure that all patients and carers get equal access to post diagnosis support and information via a range of media: face to face, handbooks, leaflets, telephone and the web. Read more »

ContactPaul Frisby, Partnership Manager, South Gloucestershire CCG
Telephone0117 947 4423
EmailPaul.Frisby@sglos-pct.nhs.uk
AddressCorum 2, Crown Way,Warmley, South Gloucestershire, BS30 8FJ

Primary care early detection and support services for dementia in Kent and Medway

This project will establish a primary care based model of memory assessment to increase the recognition, diagnosis and targeted case management of people living with dementia in Kent and Medway. Read more »

ContactSue Gratton, Deputy Associate Director, Integrated Commissioning, NHS Kent and Medway
Telephone01233 618372
Emailsue.gratton@eastcoastkent.nhs.uk
AddressTemplar House, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PL

Reducing inappropriate antipsychotic prescribing in Sussex

This project aims to commission Antipsychotic Prescribing Support Pharmacists to review and, where appropriate, reduce the prescribing of anti-psychotics medication in a supported manner for people living with dementia in Sussex. Read more »

ContactTina Wilmer, Programme Director, NHS Sussex
Telephone01293 600300 ext 3113
Emailtina.wilmer@nhs.net
Address3rd Floor, Red Wing, Crawley Hospital, West Green Drive, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 7DH

Reminiscence and individualised care therapies in Windsor

This project aims to deliver a dementia friendly hospital environment at the King Edward VII Hospital in Windsor through the provision of a suite of Reminiscence Pods which support flexible reminiscence therapy. Read more »

ContactJane Campbell, Associate Director of Nursing, Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone01753 633777
EmailJane.Campbell@hwph-tr.nhs.uk
AddressHeatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Wexham Park Hospital, Wexham, Slough, Berkshire, SL2 4HL

Specialist Link Nurses in Surrey Downs

This project aims to increase diagnosis rates in the Surrey Downs community by adopting an innovative approach of using Specialist Link Nurses. Read more »

ContactDr Sen Kallumpuram, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Emailsen.kallumpuram@sabp.nhs.uk
Websitehttp://www.sabp.nhs.uk/
AddressNHS Surrey Downs CCG, Pascal Place, Randalls Way, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7TW

Support network for people with dementia, their family and carers in North Somerset

This project will commission a Dementia Support Worker Service to develop a support network for people with dementia, their family and carers living in North Somerset. Read more »

ContactLee Colwill, Service Improvement Manager - Mental Health, NHS North Somerset CCG
Telephone01275 54 6723
Emaillee.colwill@northsomersetccg.nhs.uk
AddressPO Box 247, Castlewood, Tickenham Road, Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21 9BH

Supporting the carers of people with dementia through GP surgeries

This project will provide support to carers of people with dementia in 21 General Practices across North Hampshire. Read more »

ContactDr Nicola Decker, Clinical Lead for Dementia, North Hampshire CCG
Telephone01256 770212
Emailnicoladecker@nhs.net
AddressCentral 40, Lime Tree way, Chineham Business Park, Basingstoke, RG24 8GU

Sussex Admiral Nurses

This project aims to commission Admiral Nurses to provide specialist and personalised support to people with dementia and their families and carers in Sussex. Read more »

ContactTina Wilmer, Programme Director, NHS Sussex
Telephone01293 600300 ext 3113
Emailtina.wilmer@nhs.net
Address3rd Floor, Red Wing, Crawley Hospital, West Green Drive, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 7DH

Technology libraries in Bath and North East Somerset

This project aims to use technology to support the cognitive and emotional needs of people with dementia and their carers living in Bath and North East Somerset. Read more »

ContactShaun Lock, Business Support (Dementia Lead), Sirona care and health CIC
Telephone01225 831434
Emailshaun.lock@sirona-cic.org.uk
Websitehttp://www.sirona-cic.org.uk/health-care-services/flats-residential-nursing-homes/st-martins-hospital/
AddressSt Martin’s Hospital, Clara Cross Lane, Bath, BA2 5RP

Dementia Team of the Year Torbay and South Devon dementia care home learning community

This project aims to develop an innovative service to improve the quality of life of people with dementia through the development of a care home learning community in Torbay and South Devon. Read more »

ContactDavid Somerfield, Consultant Psychiatrist, Medical Director, Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Telephone01392 208866
Emaild.somerfield@nhs.net
Websitehttp://www.devonpartnership.nhs.uk/
AddressWonford House Hospital, Dryden Road, Exeter, EX2 5AF

Towards a memory friendly Buckinghamshire

This project aims to support communities in Buckinghamshire to respond positively to memory issues by better understanding the needs of someone with memory problems and working together to help people with dementia live well within their own communities. Read more »

ContactMr Ojalae Jenkins, Joint Commissioning Manager, NHS Buckinghamshire / Buckinghamshire County Council
Telephone01296 383 183
Emailojenkins@buckscc.gov.uk
AddressBuckinghamshire County Council, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1YU

Training for domiciliary care providers in Berkshire

This project seeks to improve the quality and consistency of domiciliary care delivered to people with dementia in Berkshire, ensuring that staff are aware and adequately trained in dementia care using a relationship and person centered approach. Read more »

ContactJulie Eden, Commissioning Officer, Reading Council
Telephone0118 937 3204
Emailjulie.eden@reading.gov.uk
AddressLevel 6, Civic Centre, Reading, RG7 1AE

Understanding dementia, training course for carers in North Hampshire

This project will deliver the Department of Health approved ‘Understanding Dementia’ training course to educate carers in North Hampshire about dementia from first diagnosis through the dementia journey. Read more »

ContactDr Nicola Decker, Clinical Lead for Dementia, North Hampshire CCG
Telephone01256 770212
Emailnicoladecker@nhs.net
AddressCentral 40, Lime Tree way, Chineham Business Park, Basingstoke, RG24 8GU

Volunteering and dementia in Bristol Volunteering and dementia in Bristol

In partnership with the Voluntary Sector and Local Authority this project will support people with dementia and their carers/family post diagnosis in Bristol, through volunteering. Read more »

ContactBryony Campbell, Senior Services Manager
Telephone0117 3012610
Emailbcampbell@redcross.org.uk
Websitehttp://www.redcross.org.uk
AddressBritish Red Cross, Bradbury House, Caxton Business Park, 83 Tower Road North, Warmley, South Gloucestershire, BS30 8XP

West Berkshire care home in-reach team

This project aims to esatblish a care home in-reach team to improve the quality of care delivered to people with dementia living in residential care homes and nursing homes across West Berkshire. Read more »

ContactHelen Single, Long Term Conditions Commissioning Manager – Disease Management Programmes, NHS Berkshire West
Telephone0118 982 2701
Emailhelen.single@berkshire.nhs.uk
Address55-57 Bath Road, Reading, RG30 2BA