Alzheimer's and Dementia Support Services supports people affected by dementia including information and guidance, community engagement and care services.
The COVID-19 outbreak had a big impact on the charity with major changes in ways of working and increased numbers of people seeking advice and help.
The charity has taken steps to develop their service offer so that people can remain connected, engaged and safe. They have also been contracted to provide dementia liaison staff with GP practices across a wide area of Kent giving a new and vital first point of contact especially for new patients..
They have created virtual groups, such as the popular Singing Back the Memories; weekly activity packs posted out to individuals, regular welfare calls and activity videos posted online for people to join in with at home.
Their cafe meet-ups at various locations are very active again including that at Safe Harbourwhich also includes their offices in Northfleet..
People affected by dementia are at the heart of everything they do and are encouraged to be involved with services at all levels, enabling them to offer unique and bespoke support.