We have a dedicated team of essence support workers, a dementia diagnosis facilitator, an essence phase 2 care navigator, a carers lifestyle worker who provides practical support to carers, activity tutors and an essence activities coordinator please click here to meet our team.
The support available includes:
Our dementia diagnosis facilitator supports individuals seeking a potential dementia diagnosis from the Memory Protection Service (MPS) supporting personalised assessments and choice including access to pre-& post diagnostic & carer support.
Information and advice to help improve and maintain good health & wellbeing
Signposting to relevant organisations that will benefit individuals and carers living with a dementia diagnosis, such as legal and financial issues and many more.
Emotional support to help you understand and live positively with a dementia diagnosis
Peer support group facilitation to enable positive connections with people with lived experience of dementia – both for the person with dementia and their carers
A variety of activities that are designed to keep your mind and body active to help maintain independence and have fun! Click here to see our current activity timetable
Listening ear support for both people with dementia and their carers
Dementia awareness training for carers
Our phase 2 carer navigator provides practical, social and emotional support to those caring for someone with a dementia diagnosis with higher need, helping carers navigate to higher tier support available.
Our essence lifestyle worker provides practical support to those caring for someone with a higher level of need including light housework, shopping and companionship support.
The Essence service offers a free and confidential information and advice service for Essence clients and their carers that focusses on benefit entitlements and income maximisation. Please ask your support worker for more information.