Dementia Support Services
HospiceCare recognises the impact Dementia can have on a person and their loved ones. We have a Dementia Care Coordinator with a high level of experience in caring for those with dementia. Wherever a person is on their dementia journey, our Dementia Care Coordinator can offer advice and signpost carers to the most relevant and appropriate support for both the person with dementia and their family. We aim to improve the well-being and quality of life for both the person with dementia and their carer(s). Our Dementia Support Service offers Dementia Drop-In cafes at our Wellbeing centres in Alnwick and Berwick as well as Dementia Walking Football sessions at leisure centres in Alnwick & Berwick.
Eligibility: This free and confidential service is available to the person with a dementia diagnosis aged 18 and over and registered with a GP in our catchment area.
Referral: You can access our Dementia support via self-referral by calling our nursing team on T. 01665 606515 or T. 01289 309997 or asking your GP or another health professional to refer you.
Dementia Drop-in Cafe at Alnwick & Berwick
Our Dementia cafes are run on a regular basis from our Wellbeing centres in Alnwick and Berwick. We welcome the carer to join us with their loved ones. Our dementia cafes give an opportunity for social engagement over a cuppa, to share memories, and listen to music. The atmosphere is always warm and welcoming with an opportunity for the carer to have a one-to-one chat with our Dementia Care Coordinator, Doreen, whom you can guarantee will greet you with a friendly smile. Places are limited, so we ask that you contact our Care team directly at T. 01665 606515 or T. 01289 309997 or email us at: email@example.com. Our Drop-in Cafes are available to adults 18 years and over.
Dementia Walking Football at Berwick
Registration is now open to attend our Dementia Walking Football sessions at the Swan Leisure Centre Berwick. The sessions are held every Monday 10.30am - 11.30am followed by a cuppa and cake with an opportunity to share memories. The sessions will be run once again in partnership with the Newcastle United Foundation Community Coach. If you would like to join us or would like more information, please call our nursing team on T. 01289 309997 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. This service is available to adults aged 18 years and over
Dementia Walking Football at Alnwick
Our Dementia Walking Football is held every Wednesday at Willowburn Leisure Centre, Alnwick, and is being run once again in partnership with the Newcastle United Foundation Community Coach. The sessions are from 11am until 12 noon, followed by cake and a cuppa with an opportunity to share memories. There is no charge to attend our football sessions which are accessed via self-referral by calling us at T. 01665 606515 or emailing us at: email@example.com. This service is available to adults 18 years and over.
"All the girls were very professional at what they did. They gave utmost respect and care. They always talked to my wife and explained what they were going to do. They kept me involved as well which I appreciated very much. Some days my wife wasn’t up to having anyone do anything and the girls understood that and didn’t push her. On those days they would talk to us and then leave."
Our Clinical Catchment Area