The Relief Carers scheme offers a range of support and respite services for carers and people living with memory loss.
What we offer
- 11 specialist day care groups at our 7 centres for the community
- a sitting service which enables the carer to have a break
- general advice and annual training for carers
- monthly support groups including Alz Café
- signposting to services to support both carer and cared for
- community transport to the centres for the community
We have a range of other services including community alarm and telecare which provides equipment and services to people living with memory loss such as pill dispensers, pendant alarms and more.
A new piece of equipment, called the Memory Diary, can provide up to 20 prompts which can be set daily, weekly or monthly and has proved to be a great assistance to people in maintaining existing daily routines and sustaining independence.
For further information on the services available contact us on 01372 474547 or email Relief Care team.
Carers Week - 12-18 June 2017
It has been recorded than 3 in 4 carers feel that their caring role is not understood or valued by their community which can leave them feeling lonely, isolated and depressed. It is important that carers are well informed of local services available to them to receive support, advice and information.
During Carers Week we were outside Waitrose in Cobham on Monday 12 June providing information about our services. On Thursday 15 June we ran a special carers tea party with entertainment at the Riverhouse Barn Art Centre, which has been made possible through a donation from Walsingham Care.