Dementia Support Services Shepway

See also - Dementia Services for Carers in Shepway

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Shepway Admiral Nursing

Admiral Nurses are specialist mental health nurses, working within the NHS and trained and developed by the charity Dementia UK

Folkestone Health Centre, 15-25 Dover Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1JY | Tel: 01303 228838 | Website:  https://www.kmpt.nhs.uk/services/shepway-admiral-nursing/7069 


Cogs Club

A COGS session consists of a full day of activity, stimulation, music and fun for a person with mild dementia or memory problems. The weekly sessions last for as long as a member can benefit from stimulation.
COGS also provides the family/carer with a day's respite. The criteria for joining the club is that each member is able to participate actively in the activities, is self-caring and has the willingness to be part of the group

Folkestone Cogs Club, Age UK Folkestone, All Souls Cheriton, 73 Cheriton High Street, Folkestone, CT19 4HE |  Tel:  01303 27903 | Email: admin@ageukfolkestone.org.uk | Website: www.ageuk.org.uk/Folkestone


Déjà Vu Café

Shepway Volunteer Centre run a fortnightly cafe for people with memory concerns or dementia and for the people who care for them. It is an opportunity for people to relax with others in similar circumstances and to obtain information and advice about local support services. A social club for isolated older people, Centre Club, alternates with the cafe on Friday mornings at the Centre

Radnor Park Community Centre, United Reformed Church, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, CT20 2QL | Tel: 01303 259007 | Email: donna.dryland@volunteershepway.co.uk | Website: www.volunteershepway.co.uk


Dementia Outreach Worker / Day Care

The service provides one to one support, advice and information for the main carer in order that the stresses and strains associated with the role may be alleviated

65 Shaftesbury Avenue, Folkestone, CT19 4NS | Tel: 01303 279031 | Email: admin@ageukfolkestone.org.uk | Website: www.ageuk.org.uk/Folkestone


Age UK


Alzheimer’s Society

National helpline – 0300 2221122. Local help and support for people with Alzheimer’s, their carers, families and friends. Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk


Dementia Drop in Clinics

Advice on treatment, including medication and therapies. Support and strategies Ideas to promote wellbeing and maintain activities. Discuss the impact of changing relationships and responsibilities. Signposting and information about other services available

Last Wednesday of every month 10.00 – 12.00
Rotates across three venues: Sandgate Road Surgery in Folkestone, Oaklands in Hythe and New Romney Day Centre

For more information, please call 01303 228838 for details see Leaflet


Forget Me Nots Kent

The Forget Me Nots are a group of around 20 people with dementia from across east Kent who are active within KMPT. The group aims to help people with dementia get their voices heard. The Forget Me Nots meet monthly to discuss issues relating to dementia, speak to those newly diagnosed, help with staff recruitment, help raise awareness of dementia and advise the Trust on service developments and patient information

Getting involved: 01304 216625 (contact: Reinhard Guss) | Website: www.kmpt.nhs.uk/get-involved/forget-me-nots.htm


Zest Communities Activity Sessions are regular, themed, multi-arts and multi-sensory sessions for people living with the early to middle stage dementia and their relatives, friends and carers. For more information see the poster at the link

Reviewed June 2019 by the East Kent Mental Health Commissioning Team. For content suggestions, updates or information please email: EKmentalhealth.commissioning@nhs.net.

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