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Dementia Friendly Petersfield

Local Services

Getting Together with Others

There is a dementia support group running every week in Petersfield. Each group has a slightly different focus - music, entertainment, support - but all are designed to help those living with dementia and their families or carers. The groups are supported by experienced volunteers.  

 

Petersfield Friendship Group 

Meets on the first Friday of the month (11am - 12.30pm), United Reform Church, College St, Petersfield

This is a local support group for people living with dementia and those caring for someone with dementia. Run by Dementia Friendly Petersfield, with volunteers available to provide support and information. Refreshments available. the United Reform Church, College Road, Petersfield, GU31 4AG 

For more information,  contact Jeff Williams on 07849 195702  or Amanda Buckley 07909 546081

 

Pam Robson's Music Group

Meets on the second Thursday of the month (2pm - 3.30pm), United Reform Church, College St, Petersfield

A monthly Music Group for people living with dementia, supported by Dementia Friendly Petersfield. An opportunity to join others for an afternoon of music and singing. Tea and coffee served from 2pm and music from 2.30pm.

For more information, contact Clive Robson on 01730 892996 or Audrey Morton on 07966 759929

 

The Memory Café

Meets on the third Wednesday of the month (2pm - 3.30pm), Winton House, High St, Petersfield

The Memory Cafe is a warm and friendly support group for people with dementia, their carers and family members. Activities and refreshments are provided in a cafe setting and vary each month. Trained volunteers are on hand to ensure that both parties feel looked after and can relax and have an enjoyable and sociable few hours. 

For more information, call 01730 266046 

 

Pam Robson's Entertainment Group

Meets on the fourth Friday of the month (11am - 12.30pm) United Reform Church, College St, Petersfield

A monthly Entertainment Group for people living with dementia, supported by Dementia Friendly Petersfield. An opportunity to join others for an afternoon of activities. Tea and coffee served from 2pm and music from 2.30pm.

For more information, contact Clive Robson on 01730 892996 or Audrey Morton on 07966 759929

 

Health Services

There are two GP surgeries in Petersfield:

The Swan Surgery, Swan Street, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3AB

Contact: 01730 264 546 / 01730 264 011 www.swansurgery.co.uk/

The Grange Surgery, The Causeway, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4JR

Contact: 01730 267722 www.thegrangesurgery.org.uk

 

Community Mental Health Team

Bordon and Petersfield Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) is based at the 

Petersfield Hospital, Swan Street, Petersfield, GU32 3LB. Contact: 01730 264568

Accessing the service requires a referral from a GP. The CMHT help older people experiencing mental health problems, including dementia, and can assess an individual’s conditions and provide tailored care and support. They can also make referrals to other teams, such as the specialist memory services.

 

Memory Matters Course

Run by the NHS, these courses are for people who care for those with dementia and those who have dementia. The courses are designed to provide information, support and advice in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Courses for carers and those with dementia are separate, but both are a good opportunity to meet people who are in similar situations.Access to the courses will be through the Community Mental Health Team (CMHT).

 

Dementia Advisor Service

The Petersfield Dementia Advisor Service is provided by the Alzheimer’s Society. The service is available to anyone with a diagnosis of dementia or people with suspected dementia to help support them through the diagnostic process.

Contact: Alzheimer’s Society, 8 Chequers Road, Basingstoke, Hants RG21 7PU

Telephone: 01256 363393.  Web: www.alzheimers.org.uk

More advice on dementia can be found via the NHS Choices website:

www.nhs.uk/Conditions/dementia-guide/Pages/about-dementia.aspx

 

Charities

Alzheimer’s Society

Contact: Alzheimer’s Society, 8 Chequers Road, Basingstoke, Hants, RG21 7PU

For dementia advice and support please contact Jeff Williams on 07718 311189 or jeff.williams@alzheimers.org.uk   

The UK's leading dementia support and research charity, available for anyone affected by any form of dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.They provide information and practical and emotional support to help people live well with dementia, and invest in world-class research with the ultimate goal of defeating it.They also campaign to improve public understanding of dementia and the devastating impact it can have, and make sure it's taken seriously and acted on by our governments.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.

Whether you attend a face-to-face Information Session or watch the online video, Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.

www.dementiafriends.org.uk

Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire

Contact: Andover War Memorial Hospital, Charlton Road, Andover, SP10 3LB 

info@carercentre.com 01264 835246

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire is part of a network of 144 Carer Centres in the UK. The network is co-ordinated by The Carers Trust. The Princess Royal Trust for Carers was founded by Princess Anne in 1991. All of their services are completely confidential and free of charge. The work they do is varied and is tailored to the needs of each individual carer, including information, advice and guidance as well as carers hubs and clinics, opportunities for respite and Emergency 

www.carercentre.com

The Royal British Legion Admiral Nurse Service

Contact: Admiral Nurse Service, The Royal British Legion, 104 Above Bar Street, 

Southampton, SO14 7DT. 023 82025787

Offer specialist support, information and advice to the carers of people with dementia if they are beneficiaries of the Royal British Legion, including anyone who has served in the British armed forces, their family and carers.Admiral Nurses are registered nurses specialising in dementia. The service aims to help family carers gain the necessary skills to assist with dementia care, promote positive approaches in living with dementia and improving quality of life.This service has been developed in partnership with Dementia UK, a national charity which promotes and develops Admiral Nursing.

 

 

Dementia Friendly Petersfield Local Services
Dementia Friendly Petersfield Local Services