A day care service for those living in the community, to enhance their quality of life and to maintain their dignity, self-esteem, well-being and independence.
Provided by Age UK Bristol, and is funded by Bristol City Council (Adult Community Care). The service covers Bishopsworth, Brislington, Hartcliffe, Hengrove, Knowle, Knowle West, Stockwood, Whitchurch & Withywood.
Contact: 0117 987 8406
Contact address: New Beginnings Day Service, Withywood Centre, Queens Road, Bristol, BS13 8QA.
Cost: Funded places - referral via Social Services - Contact Care Direct for further information 0117 9222700
Age UK Website
Alzheimer’s Society – Carers’ Support Group
Regular support groups for close family, friends and carers of people with dementia and are led by experienced facilitators. These groups are the place to share concerns and experiences, as well as a place to make friends.
Groups meet in Brislington, Filton, Kingswood and Westbury-on-Trym.
Contact: 0117 961 0693
Cost: Free of Charge
The service is open on Monday to Friday 9.00am – 2.00pm . There is an answerphone to take calls outside of office hours.
Alzheimer's Society offers a specialist service for younger people with dementia (under 70 years) living in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset.
The Limes provides care and support during the day (8am - 6pm Monday to Friday) in a safe and comfortable environment. The care provided will be specific to the individual's assessed needs and requirements. This will include:
Contact: 0117 961 3651
Contact Address: The Limes, Kingswood Foundation Estates, Bristol, BS15 8DB
Cost: Charges may apply – contact for more information
Purpose built day centre for people living with dementia located in Brentry.
The centre and facilities were designed to create a stimulating and supportive environment.
If required, transport can be arranged.
Telephone: 0117 950 9386
Bristol Charities Website
A citywide day service for older people, adults with dementia, a learning difficulty or physical or sensory impairment.
Provides day care for up to 5 days per week Monday to Friday. A two course meal and transport can be provided.
South: 0117 377 2720
North: 0117 903 8640
Central: 0117 903 0470
An approved carer shares their home and family life with a vulnerable person; this could be someone with learning difficulties, dementia, mental health issues or with another disability.
Shared Lives carers offer the following support:
Carers come from a range of backgrounds and receive support and guidance from a Shared Lives Officer. Carers will provide care, support and accommodation within their own home.
Contact: 0117 922 2700
Shared Lives website
Referral to this service is via Care Direct.
Willows Day Centre is located in Lawrence Weston and specialises in mild to moderate dementia.
Time For You allows the carer to have a regular break each week whilst a regular trained carer supports the person with dementia,
Contact: 0117 947 9900
Funded places – Referral via Social Services – Contact Care Direct for further information 01179222700
Humphry Repton House is a purpose-built day care centre providing:
Contact: 0117 970 9362
Contact address: Humphry Repton House, Brentry Lane, Bristol, BS10 6NA
Cost: Funded places – Referral via Social Services – Contact Care Direct for further information 01179222700
Milestones Trust Website
A weekly day centre for those with memory loss who are not in full-time residential care. Meet every Thursday from 9.15am - 3.00pm. They also run a bi-monthly self-help group for families, friends and carers of people with dementia.
Contact details: 0117 968 6065
Address: Tyndale Baptist Church, Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2QG
Cost: £33.00 per day but self-funders receive a bursary from a charitable fund to reduce the charge to £15.00 per day.
We have now launched an innovative series of short films in six different languages giving information about dementia and relevant support services in the city. We commissioned the six short films - in Urdu, Punjabi, Cantonese, Somali, Polish and English-language - to address the stigma, misunderstanding and lack of accurate information currently available for the culturally diverse communities across the city.
There are an estimated 25,000 BME people with dementia in the UK. While the number of white, British people with dementia is expected to double by 2051, the numbers of people from BME communities is expected to increase sevenfold within the same timeframe.
Mrs Kwan, who is originally from China, has lived in Bristol with her husband for 45 years and raised their family here. She is now carer to her husband who has dementia. She explains: “Life changes significantly for someone with dementia, and for their carer and family too. It’s really important to get help. In our community, a lot of people don’t know what dementia is, we don’t even have a word for it. This means that lots of people with the disease run the risk of being forgotten.”
Within each of the films, medical experts, people affected by dementia and members of the relevant communities explain what dementia is, outline how people can gain a diagnosis and access the free support available from the Dementia Wellbeing Service.
This issue is echoed across many communities, as well as within white-British communities, and one which the films address head on.
Khadra Abdi, who cares for her mother with dementia and is active in the Somali community in Bristol says: “Many older people within our community have limited English language, and when they don’t understand what dementia is it can be very scary. These films explain about the disease and the help available in a simple, clear way, and most importantly in their native language, making it far easier for them to gain a genuine understanding of dementia, get a diagnosis from their GP and to get support from the Dementia Wellbeing Service”.
You can now view the films from our homepage or via our YouTube channel and hardcopies are available from 0117 904 5151
Posted at 09:16 on 01/08/2017
BREAKING NEWS! Our new short films talking about dementia and how you get can support in Bristol are now live!
Please click on the links under 'Dementia - Your questions answered' above
Posted at 16:11 on 31/07/2017
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