Bromley Dementia Support Service Launched

We are proud to announce the launch of the Bromley Dementia Support Hub for people diagnosed with dementia and their carers.

The Bromley Dementia Support hub is a local partnership consisting of MindCare Dementia Support (part of Bromley & Lewisham Mind), Age UK Bromley & Greenwich, Carers Bromley and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.

The Hub will provide a range of dementia support services including:

  1. personalised advice and support to help people live well with dementia
  2. one-to-one and group training for carers
  3. access to local dementia groups and activities
  4. support for the development of Bromley as a dementia friendly community
  5. a network of volunteer befrienders to support people with dementia to stay in their own homes and local communities.

Ben Taylor, Chief Executive of Bromley & Lewisham Mind, said, “The Bromley Dementia Support Hub will make a huge difference to people diagnosed with dementia and their carers and will draw upon the skills and expertise of established local organisations working together to provide support that meets people’s needs.”

“The Hub will help people make informed choices about their lives and care, understand the implications of a dementia diagnosis and access the support that meets their unique individual needs. Much needed support will also be available for the family and friends caring for someone with dementia.”

“With the number of people with dementia likely to increase in the borough, it is very important that we support people with dementia to live as well as possible as valuable members of their local community.”

Mark and Nikki from the Bromley Dementia Support Hub

Mark and Nikki from the Bromley Dementia Support Hub

The service has been jointly commissioned by Bromley Council and Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group and will begin operating from July 2016.