Meet the Dementia Oxfordshire Team
Dementia Oxfordshire is a partnership between three local charities, Age UK Oxfordshire, Guideposts and YoungDementia UK.
We have brought together our specialist expertise to develop and deliver a free, local dementia support service for people of all ages. We support people living with dementia or memory loss and family carers, both individually and within friendly, informal groups.
We also offer free information and support sessions for family, friends, neighbours and colleagues around the county.
North East Oxfordshire team
Claire Knight, Dedicated Support Worker for the North East Oxfordshire area, including Bicester and Kidlington.
Claire was a Flexible Carer with Age UK Oxfordshire before joining the Dementia Oxfordshire team.
Tel: 07827 235433
North & North West Oxfordshire team
Trish Heron, Dementia Adviser, is part of the North Oxfordshire team, including the Banbury area.
Tel: 07827 235451
West Oxfordshire team
Andrew Dyer, Dementia Adviser, is based in the West Oxfordshire team, which includes Witney and Carterton.
Andrew has been working with older adults living with dementia since 2012. He joined Dementia Oxfordshire in 2016, having previously worked as a Lifestyle Manager for a group of care homes.
Tel: 07469 354814
Oxford City team
Jane Probets, Dementia Adviser with our Oxford City team.
Jane has been with Dementia Oxfordshire since it began in Nov 2015 and with Age UK Oxfordshire for about 6 years. She is based in the city, mainly in East Oxford, and really enjoys being out and about in the community, running groups and activities and supporting people to live well with dementia.
Tel: 07827 235418
Elaine Ryder, Dedicated Support Worker, is part of our Oxford City team.
Elaine was a Flexible Carer with Age UK Oxfordshire before joining the Dementia Oxfordshire team.
Tel: 07827 235434
Taqwa Galpin, Dementia Adviser is part of our Oxford City team.
Tel: 07584 148509
Joan Gardner, Dementia Adviser, is part of our Oxford City team.
Before joining us at Dementia Oxfordshire, Joan worked for Age UK Oxfordshire for 6 years.
South West Oxfordshire team
Rose Butterworth, Dementia Adviser, is based in the Vale of the White Horse area.
Rose was a Dementia Adviser with Age UK Oxfordshire before joining the Dementia Oxfordshire team.
Tel: 07964 038804
Gilly Fishleigh, Dementia Adviser, is based in the Vale of the White Horse area.
Gilly was a Dementia Support Worker with the Alzheimer’s Society before joining the Dementia Oxfordshire team.
Tel: 07557 430879
Janet Jenks, Dementia Adviser, is based in the South West Oxfordshire area.
Tel: 07468 862180
South West Oxfordshire team
Kate Hampton, Dementia Adviser, is part of our South East Oxfordshire.
Kate was a Flexible Care Coordinator with Age UK Oxfordshire before joining the Dementia Oxfordshire team.
Tel: 07827 235437
Gaynor Langton, Dementia Adviser, is based in the South Oxfordshire area.
Tel: 07557 038275
Janet Briggs, Dementia Adviser, is currently on sabbatical.
Janet worked as a Dementia Adviser with Oxfordshire County Council before joining the Dementia Oxfordshire team.
Peter Johnson is Head of Dementia Support Service for Dementia Oxfordshire.
Peter joins us from Age Concern Hampshire and brings a wealth of experience in building partnerships and delivering projects and services.
Previously, Peter worked in local authorities’ partnership development, and in the more distant past, was a Country Director with the youth development charity, Raleigh International, delivering their programmes in Namibia.
Tel: 07464 677670
Kirsha Fowler, Administrator.
Tel: 01235 849404
Rachel Oscroft, Dementia Oxfordshire Training Manager.
Rachel delivers our information and support sessions throughout Oxfordshire and has worked in health and social care for over 27 years. She’s a former community nurse and has previously run services for children, people with learning difficulties and dementia.
Tel: 01993 893572 / 07889 600174
Lucy Baker, Dementia Oxfordshire Information Coordinator.
Lucy looks after the Dementia Oxfordshire website, social media and publications, alongside supporting Rachel’s role. Lucy’s grandad lived with dementia so she’s keen to support people living with memory loss and carers; her background is in publishing and marketing.
Tel: 01993 893571 / 07968 623824
YoungDementia UK team
Anna Eden, Support Service Manager for YoungDementia UK.
Anna has worked for YoungDementia since 2006 and manages their Oxfordshire Support Service.
Tel: 01865 794311 / 07506 597365
If you would like to speak to someone in the YoungDementia UK team, please contact Anna in the first instance.
For more information about the YoungDementia UK services, please click here