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National resources

Here are some resources from national organisations that you may find helpful

Age UK

Age UK offer community-based support services for people living with dementia and their carers to improve their quality of life. They have trained befrienders who can provide regular friendly companionship for people with dementia over the phone or home visits.

Age UK Advice is a free, confidential, national phone service for older people, their families, friends, carers and professionals. They have a team of expert advisers who will give you information that is reliable and up-to-date. Lines are open 8am-7pm, 365 days a year. 

Age UK Advice Line: 0800 055 6112

Visit Age UK's Website for more.

Alzheimers Society

The Alzheimer's Society can offer you:

Local Activity groups – for people with dementia and their carers (only in some areas)

Talking Point, an online community

A wide range of publications designed to support and inform anyone affected by dementia

Call the Alzheimer's Society National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122 or you can visit the website.

Carers UK

Carers UK is an organisation which aims to support family carers through advice and information services. 

For more information, please visit their website here.

Dementia Friends

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.

Learn more about what it is like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action by visiting their website.

Dementia Research

Could you participate in dementia research? For information and advice on how to to register your interest and what type of research you could be involved in, please view their website.

Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation  can provide you with information and tools for all aspects of mental health. Here you can also view reports and evidence used by government and the media.

NHS Choices

NHS Choices  provides comprehensive health information service with thousands of articles, videos and tools, helping you make the best choices about your health and lifestyle, as well as making the most of NHS and social care services in England.

Social Care Institute for Excellence

Social Care Institute for Excellence  can give you information, guidance, resources and accredited training for anyone supporting people with dementia