Dementia Concern supports people with dementia and their carers to live as independently as possible.

Community support workers

A monitoring and support service for people with dementia living alone. They get assigned a community support worker (CSW), who stays with the case from beginning to end. CSWs provide on-going emotional and practical support via phone calls and home visits to enable the person with dementia to remain living at home. They regularly monitor the situation to ensure relevant and effective services are in place and also help to ensure the person with dementia attends key appointments.

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Carers short breaks- free befriending service

This is a free service delivered by trained volunteer befrienders who can visit the cared-for person in their home or take them out, allowing the carer to have a break. This service is suitable for clients who don't have any regulated care needs and who can be comfortably left alone with a volunteer for up to 2 hours.

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Dementia adviser service

Dementia Advisers are named workers for people with dementia. The Advisers are the first point of contact for people with dementia, their carers and  other professionals who may need advice and support to access Dementia Concern, then referred to outside services. They complete home visits to assess the needs of person with dementia and the carers and cover advice and information on a wide range of subjects.

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Become a dementia befriender

Volunteers will be matched with a cared-for person who has dementia and will visit them in their home or take them out in the local area for 2 hours on a regular basis.

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Author: Erica Wallace

Dementia link workers

Dementia Link Workers work alongside GP Networks in Ealing and the West London Health Trust to provide support and advice to those on medication experiencing cognitive difficulties, their carers and their families.

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Social clubs

Our social clubs consist of Weekend Day Care and a Thursday Group for more active people with dementia. They offer people with dementia a chance to socialise in a safe environment and offer respite for their carers.

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The scale of our challenge

2/3

of people with dementia are women

3,750

people living with dementia in Ealing by 2025

90%

of our clients are 65+

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Case Studies

  • The impact of social clubs

    A carer shares how the social clubs have been a 'lifesaver' for her and her husband. Read more

  • Living with dementia

    Mary's daughter in law describes how Dementia Concern have made living with dementia less scary for the person who has it and for their carers. Read more

  • Ali's story

    Ali's wife thanks Dementia Concern for their 'invaluable service to the community'. Read more