Pathways 4 Life

Pathways 4 Life is a partnership between Accord Housing Association and Age Matters UK. All services are commissioned by Walsall Council and Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group, all services are free to access for residents of Walsall.

 

Dementia Cafés

Dementia Cafés provide an opportunity for people with dementia and their caeres to come together in a safe environment to meet with people who are experiencing the same thing. Each café provides information via a guest speak and a social activity in addition to access to a café coordinator who can provide information, signposting and advice.

There are 7 cafés per month held at varaious community venues in addition to a weekly café at The Manor Hospital.

For more information please contact the Dementia Café Coordinator on 01922 722 509 or dementiacafé@accordgroup.org.uk

 

Dementia Support Worker - Hard to Reach Groups

Our dementia support worker for hard to reach groups works with a variety of communities with Walsall to support access to information, services, signposting, memory screen and advice. This includes traveller communities, people with learning disabilities and people from BME communities however can include other individuals and communities who have difficulties in accessing mainstream service via traditional routes.

This service also provides community awareness raising and access to information and literature in a number of languages and formats.

For further information please contact 01922 722 509

 

Dementia Support Worker - Care Homes and End of Life

The dementia support work for care homes and end of life is provided in collaboration with St Giles Hospice. The aim of the service is to equip care home teams with the skills needed to provide effective end of life care enabling people with dementia to remain in their homes as their needs change. The team work alongside care homes staff to develop systems and skills around advanced care planning, decision making, discussing end of life, developing life stories and meaningful activities.

To find out more contact 01922 722 509 or pat.roberts@accordgroup.org.uk

 

Dementia Support Workers - Manor Hospital

Our team of dementia support workers work within the Manor Hospital to support people with dementia during their hospital stay. Support workers provide a range of services including help to access meals and refreshments, access to activities and engagement, support to reduce anxiety and distress, information and advice and planning for hospital discharge.

For more information please contact 01922 721 172 ext. 7409

 

Personal Assistants - Dementia (PADs)

The personal assistant - Dementia (PADs) post provide support for people who are newly diagnosed with Dementia and their family members / carers. The PADs work alongside people for a maximum of 12 weeks providing access to information and services that will support the person with dementia to understand their diagnosis, feel supported and remain part of their community. The PADs will also work alongside their carers and family members to ensure that they are supported to continue on in their caring role.

People can only be referred to this service by the Memory Assessment Team or Learning Disability and Dementia Nurse.

For further information please contact 01922 725 509

 

Dementia Friendly Communities

Dementia Friendly Communities aims to make Walsall a Dementia Friendly place to live, ensuring that people with dementia and their family / carers can continue to access a range of service such as supermarkets, banks, coffee shops and transport providers with the confidence that they understand dementia and will adapt their approach to make the service more accessible.

The project is delivered by Pathways 4 Life and Alzheimer's Society and combines awareness raising and development sessions with environmental assessments and mystery shopping.

Organisations who have completed the programme will display the Kite Mark in their premises.

For more information please contact 01922 725 509 or pat.roberts@accordgroup.org.uk

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