Shropshire Services & Self-Help Support Groups - Dementia

The information shown below is about this long term health condition.

For additional important general information, please refer to the “Self Care and Support” section.

 

Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (Shropshire CCG)

Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (Shropshire CCG) is responsible for your local healthcare services.

Shropshire CCG - Self Care and Support

This provides information about Self Care and Support available for those patients living with a health condition that they will have for the long term, i.e. for the rest of their lives, referred to as a long term condition.

This includes:

  • An Introduction, with Background information and some details of local registered Self Help (Peer Support) groups
  • The Aims of the service
  • Listing of Shropshire Services & Self-Help Support Groups
  • Listing of National Services

For more information, click on the web links below to take you to the web site page:

Self Care and Support - Introduction

Self Care and Support - Aims

Shropshire Services & Self-Help Support Groups - Self Care and Support

National Services - Self Care and Support

Shropshire CCG - Dementia Day

This provides access to a range of locally developed dementia videos from speakers at an information day for patients and carers in the local area.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Shropshire CCG - Dementia Day

Shropshire CCG and Telford and Wrekin CCG  - Dementia & Sight Loss Leaflet

There can be a difference in how you live with having a dual condition such as dementia and sight loss. Depending on which condition happened first, there is a different impact on a person.

This leaflet on Dementia & Sight Loss is for your family, friends and carers, so that they can better understand your needs.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Dementia & Sight Loss Leaflet

South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust  - Dementia Services

Dementia Services in Shropshire are delivered by South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

A referral is needed through a GP at your local medical practice to gain access to the Memory Service.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust  - Dementia Services

Shropshire Council

Shropshire Council is the local authority of Shropshire (excluding Telford and Wrekin). It is also one of the local services providers.

Shropshire Council - Community Directory

Shropshire Community Directory is your local gateway to information on over 2,500 community groups, clubs, societies, support groups and self-help groups throughout Shropshire. 

Locally, the National Health Service, Local Authority, Voluntary Agencies, patient representatives and members of the public have combined to help produce an awareness of the local Self Help Groups available for different Long Term Health Conditions, under the banner “Self Help Shropshire.”

The health related Self Help (Peer Support) groups are made up of people with a particular health condition and those that care for them (carers).

They are able and willing to share their experiences and knowledge to offer practical and emotional support to each other, providing valuable support and often based in the local area.

A group meeting format varies and can include a guest speaker, a social element and a time to ask and answer questions.

Listings of Self Help (Peer Support) Groups and links to these different groups are available in Shropshire Council’s internet based Community Directory.

For more information, click on the web links below to take you to the web site pages:

Shropshire Council Community Directory - Self Help Shropshire Information

Shropshire Council Community Directory – Self Help groups - Dementia

Those Self Help groups listed in the Shropshire Council Community Directory that support Dementia are shown on the following web site pages.

(There may be other services or groups not shown in the Shropshire Council Community Directory so please check the other service providers own websites in this CCG listing too.)

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site pages:

Shropshire Council Community Directory – Self Help groups - Dementia –search – Dementia

Age UK Diamond Drop-In Centres

Diamond Drop-In Centres aim to support people with dementia and their carers.

Shropshire Council Community Directory - Diamond Drop-In Centre (Copthorne, Shrewsbury)

Shropshire Council Community Directory - Diamond Drop-In Centre (Monkmoor, Shrewsbury)

Shropshire Council Community Directory - Diamond Drop-In Centre (Yorkfields, Oswestry)

The following groups are not listed in the Community Directory. For more information, click on the web link for Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin - Diamond Drop-In Centres later in this listing:

Shropshire Council Community Directory - Diamond Drop-In Centre (Ketley Bank, Telford)

Shropshire Council Community Directory - Diamond Drop-In Centre (Donnington, Telford)

Shropshire Council Community Directory - Diamond Drop-In Centre (Dawley, Telford)

Shropshire Council Community Directory - Diamond Drop-In Centre (Wellington, Telford)

Alzheimer's Society Carer Support Groups

These are support groups for the carers of people with dementia.

Shropshire Council Community Directory - Alzheimer's Society Carer Support Group (Church Stretton)

Shropshire Council Community Directory - Alzheimer's Society Carer Support Group (Shrewsbury)

Shropshire Council Community Directory - Alzheimer's Society Carer Support Group (Whitchurch)

Shropshire Council Community Directory - Alzheimer's Society (Shropshire)

The following group is not listed in the Community Directory. For more information, click on the web link for Alzheimer’s Society (Shropshire Office) later in this listing:

Shropshire Council Community Directory - Alzheimer's Society Carer Support Group (Newport)

Alzheimer's Society - Dementia Cafés

The Dementia Cafe is for people with dementia and their carers.

Shropshire Council Community Directory - Alzheimer's Society - Dementia Cafe (Ludlow)

The following groups are not listed in the Community Directory. For more information, click on the web link for Alzheimer’s Society (Shropshire Office) later in this listing:

Shropshire Council Community Directory - Alzheimer's Society - Dementia Cafe (Oswestry)

Shropshire Council Community Directory - Alzheimer's Society Try Something New (Wrexham) and Activity Group (Wrexham).

Alzheimer's Society - Singing for the Brain

Singing for the Brain is a fun, stimulating and social activity.

Shropshire Council Community Directory - Alzheimer's Society - Singing for the Brain (Bridgnorth)

Shropshire Council Community Directory - Alzheimer's Society - Singing for the Brain (Shrewsbury)

The following groups are not listed in the Community Directory. For more information, click on the web link for Alzheimer’s Society (Shropshire Office) later in this listing:

Shropshire Council Community Directory - Alzheimer's Society - Singing for the Brain (Market Drayton)

Shropshire Council Community Directory - Alzheimer's Society - Singing for the Brain (Telford)

Shropshire Council Community Directory - Alzheimer's Society - Singing for the Brain (Wrexham)

Shropshire Rural Community Council (Shropshire RCC)

Shropshire Rural Community Council (Shropshire RCC) is an independent charity established over 50 years ago to benefit people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin. It is also one of the local services providers.

Shropshire Rural Community Council (RCC) - Wise and Well

The Wise & Well Team organise information events in towns and large villages across the county, so that people can access quality advice in their local community. These are in partnership with other services and voluntary organisations to provide information about a broad range of relevant topics.

The content of each information event varies but the format is a series of short talks from experts followed by the opportunity to ask questions.

One of the information events is Understanding Dementia - A Carers Survival Guide. This is an Awareness Day, which allows people who have been diagnosed with Dementia, their families and carers, to find out how adjustments to their lifestyle can help them live with Dementia.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Shropshire Rural Community Council (RCC) - Wise and Well

Age UK Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin aims to enable older people across the region to love later life, by providing older people with information & advice to enable them to make choices and services to help them remain independent. Age UK was created from the merger of Age Concern and Help the Aged.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Age UK Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin

Age UK Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin – Services

Provides a range of services to support older people to make choices and remain independent.

Information and locations of groups and services in Shropshire are shown on the web link below:

Age UK Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin – Services

Age UK Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin – Advocacy Services

Offers independent and reliable support for older people facing problems and needing support or representation.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Age UK, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin – Advocacy Services

Age UK Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin – Diamond Drop-In Centres

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin have opened Diamond Drop In Centres to support local people with dementia and memory difficulties, their families, carers and friends.

Information and locations of groups in Shropshire are shown on the web link below:

Age UK, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin – Diamond Drop-In Centres

Alzheimer’s Society (Shropshire Office)

Alzheimer's Society works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia locally.

The contact details for the local office in Shropshire are available below. There you will see a link called “Find Services In Your Area.” This is an extensive listing of local services available (called Dementia Connect) and is a way to find local support services for those with dementia, including those services listed below.

You can type your own postcode to find local support for either all types or just certain types of services and also search within a specific distance from where you live.

Some of the local services listed include information on the following:

  • Carer Information and Support Programme
  • Dementia support workers
  • Peer Support groups
  • Art Therapy
  • Dementia cafés
  • Singing for the Brain

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Alzheimer’s Society (Shropshire Office)

then click on the web link “Find Services In Your Area.”

or

click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Alzheimer's Society - Dementia Connect - Find Services In Your Area

British Red Cross, (Shropshire Office)

The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. They help vulnerable people in the UK and abroad prepare for, withstand and recover from emergencies in their own communities.

A range of local health and support services are also provided in the UK. Locally in Shropshire, The British Red Cross has some Dementia trained volunteers. There isn’t a local web site, but for more information, contact the Shrewsbury office on Telephone: 01743 457800.

Shropshire Dementia Action Alliance

Part of the national Dementia Action Alliance, which brings together organisations across England committed to transforming the lives of people with dementia and their carers.

A resource pack has been produced to help create dementia friendly communities in Shropshire.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Shropshire Dementia Action Alliance

Dementia Information Prescription

There are many things to think about when you are affected by dementia, whether you are the person who has been diagnosed or as a family member or carer.

The Dementia Information Prescription includes a list of key services, organisations and contact telephone numbers for the Shrewsbury area where you may be able to access information and support.

Please be aware that some of this information may not have been recently updated.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Dementia Information Prescription

HousingCare.org - Dementia care homes / nursing homes in Shropshire

HousingCare.org offers a wide range of information to help older people identify ways of improving their home environment, plus details of all UK sheltered housing and care homes.

There is also a Directory of Dementia care homes / nursing homes in Shropshire.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

HousingCare.org - Dementia care homes / nursing homes in Shropshire

 

Relevant Topics

 

Dementia

What is Dementia?

Dementia treatment

Living with Dementia

Tips for Living with Dementia

Dementia Services

Shropshire CCG Dementia Day

Shropshire Services & Self-Help Support Groups - Dementia

National Services - Dementia

 

Self Care and Support

Self Care and Support - Introduction