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Dementia Friendly Petersfield

Local Services

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.

 

Getting Together with Others

The Memory Café

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. The Memory Café runs on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 3-5pm, at Winton House, 18 High Street, Petersfield, GU32 3JL. 01730 266046

Please contact Sheridan, the Centre Manager, if you would like to know more, or just turn 

Pam Robson's Music Group

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

Sessions are held at the United Reform Church, College Road, Petersfield, GU31 4AG and also The Triangle Centre, Mill Road, Liss, GU33 7DX. 

For more information, contact Clive Robson on 01730 892996 or Audrey Morton on 023 9259 1487

Petersfield Friendship Group

This is a local support group for people living with dementia and those caring for someone with dementia. Run by the Alzheimer’s Society staff and volunteers will be available to provide support, information and offer refreshments.It is held on the 1st Friday of each month, 11.00am to 12.30pm, at the United Reform Church, College Road, Petersfield, GU31 4AG 

For more information, contact: 

Barbara Wade     07710058641 / 01256363393           Barbara.wade@alzhemiers.org.uk

The Carers Hub

The Carers Hub brings unpaid carers together in a supportive environment where they can access carers support information, information from care organisations and importantly meet other carers in their area to enhance their individual support networks.The Carers Hub is held on the 1st Tuesday of each month, 10am to 4pm, at the Petersfield Methodist Church, Station Road, Petersfield, GU31 4JE

The group is sponsored by Bluebird Care Petersfield, working in conjunction with the Princess Royal Trust. For more information about the Carers Hub, please call 01730 262578