What is Dementia Oxfordshire?
Dementia Oxfordshire is a partnership between three local charities, Age UK Oxfordshire, Guideposts and YoungDementia UK, who are bringing together their specialist expertise to develop and deliver a new Dementia Support Service for people of all ages.
The service is free to use. It is supported financially by Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Oxfordshire County Council.
What does Dementia Oxfordshire offer?
Dementia Oxfordshire’s aim is to be alongside people living with dementia and their families from the moment of diagnosis, ensuring that they have the information, advice and support they need to live as fully and happily as possible in their local community.
What can you expect from Dementia Oxfordshire?
Our team of Dementia Advisers are the first, friendly point of contact with the service. They work closely with local health teams and in Memory Clinics and the Cognitive Disorders Clinic and they might visit you at home.
Your Dementia Adviser will:
* establish ongoing contact with you after diagnosis and identify your needs and preferences,
* provide specialist, personalised information and advice (about e.g. your condition, finance and welfare benefits, aids and adaptations, help at home, employment, social activities and opportunities, respite, lasting power of attorney and other legal matters)
* develop a support plan and link you to other sources of support and help
* review in 6 months if there has been no contact with the service in the intervening period
* run local support groups.
Dedicated Support line: 01865 410 210
You can ring our dedicated Support line for information and advice on a wide range of issues, 9.00am – 6.00pm, Monday – Friday (except Bank Holidays). The Support line is staffed by our team of Dementia Advisers
Click here to find out more about our team