Who may use the Service?
Older people who live within the Bristol boundaries either in rented or owner occupied accommodation, are over the age of 55 years and in need of housing related support. The scheme offers 80 places which will be allocated and prioritised according to the needs of the individual. The Service also offers an additional 40 places for older people who misuse alcohol or live chaotically.
If you meet the criteria what support can they offer?
The service is temporary for a period of 3 months to a maximum of 2 years.
Monday to Friday, 9am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm
How can you access the Service?
Referrals can be made by yourself, a relative or a professional. Either complete the referral form below or for further information call us on 0117 9281 546. On completion and return of the form you will be contacted by the Service Co-ordinator to arrange an assessment visit.
Jointly is an app that makes caring for someone a little easier, less stressful and a lot more organised by making communication and coordination between those who share the care as easy as a text message.
On this online catalogue you will find a selection of products to help with everyday life for people living with dementia and their carers, including easy to use telephones, calendar clocks and radio controlled watches, reminders, home safety devices and a selection of entertaining games and activities.
If you would like to order by phone or are experiencing problems with our online store please call us on 0300 124 0900 (Monday to Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-6pm. An answer phone is available outside these hours).
Or if you would like a copy of the Daily Living Aids Catalogue sent to you by post call our team on 0844 245 1175
Telecare is a way of providing care and support for people to live safer and more independant lives. It can improve quality of life for carers as well. Telecare helps people with the day-to-day tasks of living and summons help when it's needed.
Contact: 0845 519 6361
Avon Telecare Website
A 24 hour Telecare and Assistive Technology Service run by Bristol City Council, offering a telephone response to personal alarm calls. The call centre will get appropriate help or call your nominated contacts in an emergency.
Contact: 0117 922 3269
Bristol City Council Website
Online catalogue of items that can help to make life easier, from simple memo-minders to movement detectors and pager-alarms
Contact: 0300 323 0700
Showroom address: 5 Hide Market, West Street, Bristol, BS2 0BH.
Support My Life Website
Equipment that can help people maintain their independence. For information about technology to support people at home contact Care Direct.
Contact: 0117 922 2700
Unforgettable aims to improve the lives of those living with memory loss and dementia by bringing together specialised products, practical advice and a supportive community.
Work carried out by multi-skilled tradespeople who are all Disclosure Records Bureau checked. They carry an ID card and their logo is clearly displayed on their van and uniform.
Contact: 0300 323 0700
The Silverlinks project is a free service where older people offer mutual support when decisions need to be made about housing repairs, adaptations or moving home.
Contact: 0117 954 2222
West of England Care and Repair Website
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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