Support Line: 01865 410 210

Support Line:
01865 410 210

Our impact

How we make a difference

We conduct qualitative and quantitative reviews of our service to evaluate our impact and understand how we make a difference in the lives of the people that we support.

Our research from 2022 helped us better understand the impact the service has on the lives of those living with dementia.

This research has illustrated three main ways we make an impact:

1

Reducing carer stress through tailored practical and emotional support

2

Preventing people living with dementia and their carers experiencing isolation and loneliness

3

Increasing confidence of carers in their caring role and improving the carer-cared-for relationship, through education

“Simply knowing support is there I don’t feel I’m on my own, and feel able to make contact when necessary”

“Explaining the way mums dementia affects her, and how to help, makes me more patient with mum.”

The scale and scope of the service

Our impact report analyses our work using quantitative data, alongside thoughts, feedback, and reflections from the people that we work with.

Young Dementia Oxfordshire (YDO)

We have a specialist team of Young Onset Dementia Advisers (YODA’s) that provide support for people living with young onset dementia in Oxfordshire. This service was previously provided through a sub-contract with Dementia UK. However, as of 1st April 2024, service returned in-house. A review of this service is provided separately.

Dementia Oxfordshire in 2023

We’ve also compiled all our latest data from 2023 which shows the depth and breadth of our support for people living with dementia in Oxfordshire.

2,598

helped to live well with dementia

10%

Enabling those living with dementia to live a better life is what we’re all about. 

3,306

carers accessed support

20.8%

Ensuring that carers know they have someone to rely on throughout their journey with dementia.

5,730

reviews completed

5.2%

Our Dementia Advisers provide support to our clients and carers through 6-monthly reviews. These are calls or visits with either the client, carer or both every 6 months to find out what tailored practical or emotional support would benefit them.

31

groups hosted/supported

14.8%

We support or host in-person and online groups across the county. These offer people living with dementia and carers the chance to socialise with others and to share and learn from each other.

870

support line calls taken

19%

Our support line, staffed by Dementia Advisers, provides anonymous telephone advice and support to clients, carers, relatives, professionals and members of the community who have questions or concerns relating to dementia.

354

people attended an education session

56.6%

We run a variety of education sessions for people living with dementia and their carers, and dementia awareness sessions for local organisations and businesses. These help people living with dementia to gain more confidence and get better support from their carers and their community. 

I enjoy being with the advisers and other people in a similar position to myself. It is good to be able to talk openly and have the chance to ask questions and contribute.

I am grateful for the work that you all do to support and encourage everyone in the community through this phase of our lives.

Visualising our impact

1,218

new referrals

9.5%

2,598

active clients

9.8%

5,730

reviews completed

4.5%

Pleased to know that there is help available and I am prepared to attend local clinics relating to dementia.

I was encouraged by the current optimism of all the people and their families.

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