Claire Day is the Dementia Mental Health Nurse specialist who is available on the Memory Navigation phone one day a week to offer advice, support, signposting and to help train our volunteers on the phones. You can also to talk to her sometimes at the Bedford Memory Gateway.
Claire has worked for East London Foundation Trust for the past 18 months 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. Claire has just returned from a year working in St Helena, again as a Community Mental Health Nurse. She applied for the job of working within the Memory in Beds team because she firmly believes that a more integrated service for those with dementia or their carers is beneficial.
"I think this is a fantastic opportunity for me to use my skills and experience and to promote joint working between the trust and the three charities. I am looking forward to helping carers and those living with dementia navigate their way to support through this brilliant service."
Claire is based in Carers in Bedfordshire's Bedford offices usually on a Thursday each week.