Winter Pressures Project -Alzheimer's Society

Published: 04 November 2021

 

We are delighted to announce that our Winter Pressures Projects are continuing to March 31st 2022, thanks to the generosity of the CCG.

We are offering Carers who are in crisis, those whose health is affected by caring, those whose situations are close to breaking down, prevention of hospital admission and those who have loved ones in hospital where we hope that by education and understanding we can expedite discharge.

When patients are referred, we contact them within 24 hours and going forward will contact them every day during the first week. During these calls we will work with them to increase their understanding of Dementia, we will identify and suggest strategies that may help overcome difficulties they are experiencing; when enquired we will make referrals to other agencies; we will work with them to increase their emotional resilience and very importantly provide a listening ear. We continue to offer intense support to get people through the difficulty they face, our goal is to get them to weekly call and once the situation is stable, we offer keeping in touch calls.

Evidence over the first six months is that that this project has made a significant difference to carers who have used the service.

If you have anyone who could benefit from our help and support, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We now have a dedicated phone line and email for the project.

To make referrals or speak to staff involved in the project please call us on 01223 620962

or email cambridgeshiredementia@alzheimers.org.uk