Health

Dementia Awareness Week

Do you suffer from Dementia, have a friend or relative that suffers from dementia, support somebody who suffers from dementia? There is a wide range of support for dementia sufferers and their carers. The agencies that provide support are working together more than ever to provide a holistic approach to dementia care.

Are you able to give your time to help those with dementia? Schemes such as Alzheimer Society’s Dementia Friends and Carers’ Support’s Dementia Visitors Scheme provide training for those providing help and support for those with dementia. (more…)

An open letter to the people of east Kent from CCG chairs

Over the last couple of weeks, our local papers have carried worrying headlines about the possibility of the east Kent hospitals trust changing emergency care and, perhaps, centralising the most high-risk procedures in one centre.

We chair the clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) for east Kent which have the job of planning and paying for most local health services. Our aim is to make sure that everyone in our areas who needs healthcare receives safe, high-quality care. (more…)

East Kent Dementia Visitor Scheme

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Colette Chaffey of Carers Support will be attending South Ashford Community Forum’s Meeting on 20 May 2015 to provide information on their Dementia Visitor Scheme
The aim of the scheme is to improve the experience of people with Dementia and their Carers during a stay in hospital.

Are you kind, patient and understanding?
Can you spare a minimum of 4 hours a fortnight ?
Would you like to be a volunteer visitor? (more…)