From the Join Dementia Research Co-ordinator (Helen Morse) – Taking part in dementia research can offer hope and support to patients and families, as well as allow them access to new treatments and therapies. Importantly, research is the only way we are going to improve treatments and hopefully find a cure for dementia one day. The only way we can carry out vital research is with volunteers, that’s why it’s important to talk to those whom you support about research opportunities. In your next appointment, try asking your patient/client if they are interested in taking part in research, if yes, tell them about Join Dementia Research (JDR). JDR is a national scheme which allows anyone over 18 to match to local and national studies.
For more information visit the website, or if your team would like to hear more about dementia research, our Join Dementia Research Co-ordinator, Helen Morse (email@example.com) is more than happy to come and talk at team meetings. Get in touch if you would like free leaflets and posters about dementia research to give to patients/display within your service.–
Join Dementia Research Co-ordinator | CRN Eastern | NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN)
TLAP is delighted to announce they have recently launched their new online resource showcasing innovative models of community centred support. To find out more, please click on the link: https://www.thinklocalactpersonal.org.uk/innovations-in-community-centred-support/
There is also a news story, and a blog from Alex Fox to support the launch, on the home page of their website which can be found here: Think Local Act Personal website
TLAP would very much appreciate any promotional support you can give this, through your own networks and on social media, using the hashtag #communitycapacity.
If you come across any other organisations that you feel merit inclusion in their directory please let TLAP know and don’t forget to update your entry as your organisation develops or changes, by getting in touch with them.
For further information please contact:
Sector Led Improvement Programme Manager
East of England Adult Social Care
Mobile: 07814 679030
Please note she works for ADASS Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Getting extra help at home
If the person you supports needs some help to stay independent at home, there are various options available. Independent Age’s guide ‘Getting help at home’ looks at equipment and adaptations to make life easier, gadgets to make a person feel safer and that can help a person look after themselves at home. Order your free copies
Technology to keep you safe at home
Simple devices known as telecare are designed to keep people safe at home. They can monitor a person’s safety and call for help if anything goes wrong. A person can get devices as small as a portable alarm to wear or movement sensors that can detect if a person has fallen out of bed. Read more
Attendance Allowance Guide
Attendance Allowance is extra money a person can claim if they are over State Pension age and need regular help with their personal care, or supervision to keep them safe. It isn’t means-tested, so a person could claim it whatever their income or savings.
Independent Age’s free guide ‘Attendance Allowance’ looks at who qualifies, how to claim and tips for filling in the claim form. Order your free copies
In addition to the Norfolk Community Directory www.norfolk.gov.uk/directory here is another information resource which can help you find out what is happening locally in a specific area:
The Bright Map project aims to highlight some of the amazing community engagement and support across Norfolk.
It was initially founded by the Church of England Diocese of Norwich to promote groups and activities churches run for the benefit of their local communities. Today the site is open to all and promotes projects and community activities run by a wide range of organisations and community groups. If you know of a locally run group in your local area, or perhaps you coordinate your organisation’s groups across the County for the benefit of the community, the Bright Map project would love to hear from you.
You can find a link to the Project here: https://www.brightmap.org/
This week is Dying Matters Awareness Week and NCC wants to ensure people who are being supported at home by Providers have access to relevant information and guidance.
Providing or signposting information and advice to such people on how they could document their wishes to ensure peace of mind, for both them and their friends/family is helpful. Helping people to do this effectively means the people they are close to will know what they want when the time comes.
Independent Age provide information on arranging a power of attorney, advance decisions and making a will. You may like to signpost those this may effect to their website: Independent Age and there are free copies of Independent Age’s ‘Planning for end of life’ guide which can be obtained from the following link: Order your free copies
Dementia Friendly Norfolk has produced a new guide for 2019. The new guide has been updated and you can access it by clicking on the link shown below: