The Dementia Information and Support Service, run by Lewisham MindCare, works the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Lewisham Healthcare NHS Trust (UHL) and Carers Lewisham to support residents of Lewisham with dementia.
“Lewisham MindCare have provided practical and personal support by arranging classes, volunteer transport and a volunteer befriender. They have dealt with all the practical problems in a way that has been very efficient but also very personally delivered. They have made a huge difference to my mother’s quality of life, which she’s very grateful for. They are an excellent service with a ‘can do’ attitude.”
What We Do
The Dementia Advisors provide a wide range of support, depending on your
situation and what you are looking for. For example, we can:
- provide information about dementia and signposting/refer you to other services that may be useful to you
- look at your particular needs and interests
- help you to make use of services in the local community
- help you plan for the future
- show what practical help is available
- offer advocacy support
- reach out to diverse communities
- offer group activities and mutual support
- raise awareness of dementia and run training.
What To Expect
When you contact Lewisham MindCare, we will get back to you within 3 days to offer you an appointment. It may be that you just want some information (which is fine). For most people we will use this appointment to find out about your situation and how you think the service could help you.
We will then work with you to put together a plan specific to you and what you want, and provide you with the help you need to put it into practice.
Staff are available for appointments 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday, including Tuesday evenings.
Christine talks about caring for her husband with Alzheimer’s
To Access the Lewisham MindCare Dementia Support
You can access the Lewisham MindCare Dementia Information and Support Service by contacting us directly. Whether you have been diagnosed with dementia, are concerned you are experiencing memory problems, or are seeking information for someone you support, please do get in touch.
The service is free to access for people living in the London Borough of Lewisham, diagnosed with a dementia and is only available to people living in the London Borough of Lewisham.
020 3228 5960
91 Granville Park, Lewisham, SE13 7DW