Dementia carers – coronavirus local support

Since the coronavirus, many carers are struggling. However, we recognise the particular challenges for those who are looking after someone with dementia through coronavirus.

We’ve collated dementia services in Bristol and South Gloucestershire where you can get support.

The national Dementia Connect support line offers personalised information, support and advice:
0333 150 3456

For Bristol carers of someone with dementia, the Dementia Wellbeing Service offers support and advice. Their new Emergency Central Resource concentrates on a wide range of resources, from the practical to the medical. They can signpost to food and medical supplies, emotional support and laundry services.

You can call the Dementia Wellbeing Service between
8am-8pm, Monday-Friday.
0117 904 5151
dpn-tr.enquiriesBristolDementia@nhs.net

For South Gloucestershire carers, there are a few different organisations you can get help from. The Alzheimer’s Society are providing support for carers of someone with dementia, despite coronavirus restrictions. They are able to offer regular welfare and companion calls.

Please contact Lynn Cross:
07532 072 010
lynn.cross@alzheimers.org.uk

The Alzheimer’s Society are also running weekly virtual Singing for the Brain sessions and a fortnightly virtual Memory Cafe. For more information please contact David Stone:
07544 764 929
David.stone@alzheimers.org.uk

Sirona care & health are still accepting new clients to their dementia advisors services for support. Their district nurses are still visiting clients at home and they are all using personal protective equipment (PPE).
0300 125 6789
sirona.hello@nhs.net

You can also contact Dementia Nurse, Martin Colley.
0300 125 6789
martin.colley1@nhs.net

South Gloucestershire Dementia Action Alliance are also still supporting people through phone calls and emails.
01454 868 570
dementia@southernbrooks.org.uk


For more local support services you can access during coronavirus, please visit our carers’ coronavirus guidance webpage.

We support Bristol and South Gloucestershire dementia carers here at Carers Support Centre.

Despite the coronavirus, our dementia training continues. Our training has moved online so carers with internet access can still attend sessions virtually. Our popular Caring and understanding dementia online course is coming up in September. This course is for anyone caring for someone with dementia and aims to give a better understanding of dementia and its effects. Carers can gain confidence in making decisions about their caring role and managing their own health and well-being. All Carers Support Centre courses and workshops are free.

Visit our courses and workshops webpage for more information.

You can also call CarersLine.