New Peterborough centre will be 'one-stop shop' for dementia advice and support

CPFT joins with Alzheimer's Society and Peterborough City Council as building is officially opened

New Peterborough centre will be 'one-stop shop' for dementia advice and support
05 September 2014

 

Peterborough’s Dementia Resource Centre - a joint project involving Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, The Alzheimer’s Society and Peterborough City Council - has been officially opened.

The centre will act as a "one-stop shop" for dementia support offering advice, information and services including a café, activity groups and training for carers.

CPFT will re-locating its Memory Clinic to the building in Lincoln Road. The clinic, which has 10 staff, is currently based at the Gloucester Centre, in Orton Longueville. Last year, more than 500 people were referred to the service by their GPs.

Staff at the Memory Clinic, who include doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists and nurses, assess all those who have been referred by their GP because of concerns over significant changes in their memories.

If patients are diagnosed with conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s they are given medical and practical help. Support and advice is also offered to their relatives or carers.

Dr Anne Marwick, CPFT's Director of Service Integration, (pictured) said: “As a Trust we are delighted to be part of the new Dementia Resource Centre.

“To have our Memory Clinic staff working under the same roof as other health partners will mean even better services and support for the people we work with."

The new centre, which will be run by , was officially opened by actress Josette Simon, a patron of Alzheimer’s Society.

Alzheimer’s Society Services Manager in Peterborough, Kevin Bowyer said: "Two thirds of people with dementia live in the community yet far too many people with the condition are left feeling isolated and lonely and unable to access vital services. This new Dementia Resource Centre will be a one-stop shop for advice, information and support, ensuring people living with dementia and their carers in Peterborough are able to get the help they need in everyday life."

Councillor Wayne Fitzgerald, Cabinet member for Adult Social Care, said: ‘I am delighted to be able to join users, carers and our partners at our new Dementia Resource Centre for what promises to be a fantastic event. This new centre will help provide residents affected by dementia the care and support they need."

Pictured above with Josette Simon are (left to right): Kevin Bowyer, Dr Anne Markwick, Mayor of Peterborough Cllr David Over, Mayoress Jackie Over, and Cllr Wayne Fitzgerald.

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For more information please contact:

Andy Burrows
Communications Manager
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 726767

 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
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