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Meet the Team

Meet the Team behind the Memory Navigation Service

The team is made up of trained staff and volunteers

sally petre 170518    Sally Petre, Dementia Services Lead, Carers in Bedfordshire

Sally has worked for Carers in Beds for over 10 years. Her previous experience has been as a Social worker for several local authorities and she has also worked for the Alzheimers Society in Central Bedfordshire.

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Claire Day, Dementia Nurse Specialist, East London Foundation Trust

Claire has worked for East London Foundation Trust for the past 2 years as a dementia nurse specialist. Previously she worked for the trust for around 15 years, as a Community Mental Health Nurse. She has also worked for Milton Keynes Council and Mid Beds Community Mental Health Team

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Christine Marsh, Adult Carers Support Worker & Memory Navigator, Carers in Bedfordshire

Christine has worked for Carers in Bedfordshire since August 2017. Previously she worked for Milton Keynes Council for about 10 years in the Community Dementia Team.  Her work there focussed on supporting people with a Memory Loss/Dementia and their Carers’ by way of group work, 1 -1 support and Cognitive Stimulation Therapy.

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Lisa Head, Client Response Coordinator, dementia support in Chiltern Vale and Leighton Buzzard

Lisa has worked for Carers in Bedfordshire since July 2015.  Previously she has worked in administration, ran her own company providing classes for new parents and working with families giving one to one support, guidance and information. She worked with SEPT offering targeted support in a long term volunteer role and she was also a carer for her Grandmother who had vascular dementia.

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Jewels Bird, Memory Navigation volunteer, Carers in Bedfordshire

"I first got involved to keep my skills up as my background is in help and advice. I also find it’s good for my own emotional wellbeing. I get a buzz from putting the pieces of the jigsaw together for people – unless someone tells you what is out there, it can be hard to find the right advice and support"

If you would like to join the team as a volunteer, please visit our volunteering pages for more information