Local Services

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership – Adult and Older People’s Community Mental Health Team
The Community Mental Health Team provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment and follow up to people with memory problems. They work closely with GPs and a person is referred to them following an initial discussion about their memory with a GP.
The team are based at Jocelyn Solly Resource Centre, Victoria Road, Macclesfield, SK12 3JE.
Telephone: 01625 505600.

Dementia Reablement Service
The Dementia Reablement Team will offer support following an initial diagnosis of early-stage dementia from the Memory Clinic. They provide information and practical advice to enable a person to continue to enjoy a good quality of life with family and friends, to feel confident and to remain independent and stay safe at home. They can help to access social groups and activities and provide information on dementia friendly shops and leisure activities. The can advise on assistive technology and using Smart phones or tablets to assist with everyday tasks as well as provide support and advice for carers. The service is available during weekdays and is flexible so support can also be provided during the early evening. The office is open Mon – Thurs 9am – 5pm, and Fri 9am – 4.30pm.
North Team. Telephone: 01625 378287. Email: dementiareablementnorth@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Advanced Dementia Support Team
The Advanced Dementia Support Team (ADST) are a multi-disciplinary team of specialist professionals and can provide advice and education to family carers caring for someone with advanced dementia either at home or in a care setting. The service aims to guide caregivers in end of life care, for people with advanced dementia.
Contact End of Life Partnership at Info@eolp.org.uk

Time to Talk
Sessions available for people living with dementia and their carers. In attendance will be a health and social care professionals with experience of supporting people living with dementia and their carers and will offer support at the session or signpost to someone who can help.

Poynton Civic Hall. Face to face session om Wednesdays. Tel 01625 872238 to book a 20-minute slot.


To contact your LAC email localareacoordinator@cheshireeast.gov.uk or telephone 07826 902227 or 07973 949187.

Social Prescriber Link Worker
Middlewood Partnership’s Social Prescriber link worker supports people with their health and wellbeing by helping people to access services they need and get involved in their community including people living with dementia, memory problems and carers of people living with dementia. For more details, please ask at your G.P Surgery (Middlewood practices only).

Dementia carer wellbeing programme
The Dementia Carer Well-Being programme is a structured eight-week wellbeing and support programme open to carers of people with dementia. Carers are able to bring the person with dementia with them to the centre where trained dementia buddy volunteers will support the person with dementia whilst carers attend the well-being programme.
The aim of the programme is to help carers learn more about living with dementia, develop resilience, enhance their own coping strategies, develop new ones, share experiences, have some respite and gain peer support from others in similar circumstances.
East Cheshire Hospice Sunflower Centre, Millbank Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3DR. Telephone: 01625 610364. Email: admin@echospice.org.uk

Community Dementia Companion Service
The Community Dementia Companion Service offers support to people in the earlier stages of dementia and assists their loved ones. The service offers companionship each week for those with dementia and the opportunity for carers to take some time out.
Our trained community dementia volunteers offer companionship and opportunities for the person with dementia to maintain interests and social activities, either at home or in the local area. Visits can last 2-3 hours and are usually once per week and will be planned so carers also have a chance to recharge their batteries by doing something enjoyable for themselves.
East Cheshire Hospice Sunflower Centre, Millbank Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3DR. Telephone: 01625 610364. Email: admin@echospice.org.uk

Cheshire East Carers’ Hub
These support services are designed to help carers continue in their caring role for as long as they choose and to reduce the impact the caring role can have on a carers own health and wellbeing. Support can include:
Support from a dedicated Carers’ support worker specialised in dementia; a dedicated Carers support worker will get to know you and understand your needs as a Carer.
A dedicated Carers’ Support Worker can offer a carers assessment and will create a support plan to meet individual needs. This could include:
• 1-2-1 or group-based support
• Peer support
• Support to take a break
• Information, advice and guidance
• Access to a 24-hour CHAT Line manned by other carers. Tel: 0300 303 0208
• Support to access community, health and wellbeing services
• Access to activities, training, a living well-fund and much more
Email: enquiries@cheshireeastcarershub.co.uk
Website: www.ncompassnorthwest.co.uk

Poynton Golden Memories Group

Sessions are held at Poynton Civic Hall for people living with dementia and their carers. Volunteers who have lots of experience caring for people living with dementia organise dementia friendly activities, peer support, laughter and enjoyment. Activities include board games, dominoes, gentle exercise, singing, easy quizzes and bingo. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available with a soup and a roll for lunch.

For more information contact Judy Hatton – 01625 879376 / 07768 160095; Gerald Scriven – 01625 875261 / 07775 812433; Mary Moss – 07500 55828

Alzheimer’s Society
National Dementia Helpline
All calls to the National Dementia Helpline are confidential. Calls to the Helpline cost no more than the national call rate. They count towards any inclusive minutes in a phone contract. This applies to mobiles, BT or other fixed lines or payphones.
Helpline number: 0300 222 1122.
Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday, 9am – 8pm; Thursday and Friday, 9am –5pm. Saturday and Sunday,10am – 4pm.
Email: helpline@alzheimers.org.uk
There is an online forum ‘Talking Point’ where questions can be asked to a community of over 50,000 people in different threads.
The Alzheimer’s Society also offer a one-to-one dementia advisor who will be there for you with emotional and practical support through the whole journey.
Telephone: 0300 369 0570 or email: cheshire@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia UK – Admiral nurses
Admiral Nurses provide the specialist dementia support that families need.
Admiral Nurses have the knowledge and experience to understand the situation and suggest answers that might be hard to find elsewhere. Admiral Nurses work with people and families affected by all types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies.
How can an Admiral Nurse help me?
• If communication gets hard, they can help with skills and techniques to help you stay connected to the person you love
• If someone with dementia is showing signs of fear or distress, we’ll work with you to find the best ways of preventing or managing this
• If your family is struggling to cope, we’ll be there to help you get your loved one the best possible additional care and support
If you have questions you can’t get answered we’ll take the time to really understand the problem, and give you the expert support you need to tackle it.

The Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline is for anyone with a question or concern about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Call 0800 888 6678 from 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday, and from 9am to 5pm during the weekend. Or send an email to helpline@dementiauk.org or fill in the https://www.dementiauk.org/get-support/dementia-helpline-alzheimers-helpline/#form to access an Admiral Nurse who can give you one-to-one support, practical solutions and expert guidance.

The Herbert Protocol
The Herbert Protocol is a form which is kept at home, or in a safe place, with important information about a vulnerable person. Should they go missing, information is easily on hand about routines, medical requirements and favourite places to visit and can be handed over to the police, alleviating the worry of collecting important information during a stressful time.
To join, you need to:
• Read the guidance information.
• Download and complete ‘The Herbert Protocol Vulnerable Adult Missing Person Profile’ and retain in a safe place.
If someone goes missing: This is vital – if you can’t find someone in the normal way you would expect to, then you MUST call the police on 999. It is quite normal to worry about calling 999. Some people are concerned that they will be criticised for calling the police, but if you are worried about a person’s safety then this will not happen.

M4D radio
M4D radio is part of the Music for Dementia campaign to make music available to everyone living with dementia. If you have an Amazon Alexa device you can simply ask Alexa to ‘Play M4D Radio’. Alternatively visit the link to watch a video of how you can use the m4d Radio Alexa Skill for Amazon Alexa devices https://m4dradio.com/how-to-listen/