Dementia Carers’ Support Service

 

850,000 people are thought to be living with dementia in the UK.
700,000 family members and friends are their carers.

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be very rewarding but it is also physically, emotionally and practically demanding. There is no way of preparing yourself for the changes that come with balancing everyday life with caring for another person. It is a role that puts huge strain on the carer’s physical and mental health and often feels very frightening and isolating.

The Dementia Carers’ Support Service (DCSS) provides support for those caring for someone with dementia by linking them with a group uniquely qualified to help – volunteers with first-hand experience of being carers for people living with dementia.

The DCSS volunteers give regular and reassuring peer support to carers, helping them to adjust and manage their new role and relationships. Group meetings and drop-in sessions also provide safe and supportive social opportunities for both carers and the people they care for.

Your help will mean this vital service can not only continue to provide the best possible support for people caring for a loved one with dementia but will also reach even more carers across Cambridgeshire.

You can find out more about the DCSS, their work and how to contact the team via CPFT's website here.

Donate

To support the work of the DCSS staff and volunteers, you can make a donation securely online via PayPal by clicking the links above and below:

 

Fundraise

If you would like to fundraise for the DCSS, you can set up an online giving page with Virgin Money Giving here.






The page was last updated on 05 December 2017 by cjones.

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