Information and support for carers of those living with dementia. All carers are entitled to their own assessment to determine if they are eligible for support.
If you are caring for someone with memory loss or dementia, Age UK Oldham can complete a Carers’ Assessment and, if you are eligible, apply for a Carers’ Personal Budget. This will help you to have some time out from your caring role or to alleviate some of the stresses that can arise when caring for someone.
Caring for someone covers many different aspects, such as helping with their washing, dressing or eating, accompanying the person to regular appointments and offering support when they are anxious. Carers are entitled to an assessment to find out if they are eligible for support to help them to carry on their caring role whilst looking after their own well-being. Carers can be eligible for support whether or not the adult whom they are caring for is receiving any help or support from social services or if they are in receipt of Carers Allowance.
Accessing this service
Access to the service is by referral from the Memory Clinic Practitioners, Social Workers and GPs. In addition, people can self-refer to access a Carers Assessment, telephone consultation or use our drop in service through the contact details below.
As from Monday 17th September 2018 this office will now be open from 9:00.am. until 1:00.pm. on Monday to Friday for the informal drop in services.
Telephone access to the service will continue to be available each day from Monday to Friiday from 9:00.am. - 4:30.pm.
This change in our opening times for the drop in service will not affect any scheduled pre-booked appointments for any of the services which will continue to be available from 9:00.am. until 4:30.pm. on Monday - Friday.
Outside of our office opening hours you can contact the service directly on the telephone number below:
Dementia Carers assessment Service: 0161 622 9309
If the telephone lines are busy, please leave your name and contact details and staff will call you back.
If you would like to discuss your situation in more detail or require individual support, make an appointment with our Project Co-ordinator, Donna Atherton, using the contact details below.
Donna Atherton - Dementia Services Coordinator