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Dementia

Dementia Services in Southend

Dementia services in Southend are provided by SEPT and include a specialist Dementia Intensive Support Team and Specialist Community Dementia Nurses. In addition, two specialist memory clinics are provided for people who are worried about their memory where they can attend for further assessment and investigations. The memory clinics are provided at Southend General Hospital and the Harland Centre. Referral is usually via your GP but in certain circumstances you can refer yourself.

For more information on the local services provided by SEPT please call 0300 123 0808.

Support Services

We have also commissioned the Alzheimer's Society to provide a range of additional services and support for people with dementia and their carers locally. These activities include memory groups and 'singing for the brain' sessions which have a significant benefits for people with dementia as well as helping with self-confidence and increasing socialisation. There are also specific carer services provided by the 'carer's café' and peer support groups.

For more information of the local services provided by the Alzheimer's Society in Southend email southend@alzheimers.org.uk or call 01702 345156 / 01702 343121.

From 1st April 2017 a community support service will be run by us.

The changes follow a detailed consultation that took place in Summer 2016 and listening to the feedback to help shape the new community service.

The new service will include a single point of contact to help you find your way through the local services available and more tailored support depending on what you need.

Page last updated: 31/05/2017