Free 121 support to those living with dementia or a memory concern and their carers, living in the West Lancashire and Chorley area. We aim to reduce social isolation, maintain independent living & provide opportunities to be involved in social, creative or educational activities.
The service enhances health and wellbeing and helps regain self- confidence. It provides carer respite, advice and guidance.Our trained staff can identify other needs of support with links to other relevant external agencies.
After an initial assessment to ensure we can meet the needs, we offer 121 support, weekly visits 1-2hrs. A support plan/goal is developed during the first 4 weeks of relationship building e.g. Engage in a local activity, redevelop hobbies/interests, support in introduction to community group e.g. Singing for the brain, Day Time Support services but it really does depend on the individual, obviously person centred support is the key. One of the team has recently researched a local community farm and golf club as she had clients with those interests. She then took the SU’s to visit. We also offer reminiscence work if someone doesn’t want to engage in the local community, where we would look at encouraging someone to recall their memories and help put a life story book together.
DCL also supports carers and underpins the Dementia Pathway:
Preventing Well -The service provides support and advice to both client and carer. It provides opportunities of inclusion by engaging in social interaction maintain or redevelop interests, development of relationships and stimulating mental/physical activities.
Diagnosing Well- The service encourages and supports an individual to go to their GP for a memory assessment, if there is not a diagnosis.
Supporting Well -The service provides an assessment to identify needs. It offers 121 individual and carer support through engagement with advice and referral/signposting to external agencies. The support worker will ensure that there is an exit plan in place at least 4 weeks prior to the service ending.
Living Well -The service promotes independence and enhances wellbeing by providing opportunities and advice to remain living independently for as long as possible.
Dying Well -The service will signpost accordingly
We take referrals from; Professionals, family or friends.
Anyone with a dementia diagnosis or memory concern
Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm
Telephone 0300 303 1234
|This service can be provided in the home and out in the community, depending on the needs of the client