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Facts and Figures for September: 

  • we dealt with 6947 calls; average waiting time 2 minutes and 35 seconds
  • we made 476 referrals;
  • we dealt with 2425 electronic prescriptions; and
  • had 317 missed appointments

If you need to cancel your appointment there is now the facility to click on the email link included in text messages sent you which will make cancelling your appointment easier.

Dementia

Scheme will identify risks for vulnerable adults

Issued on 16/5/17 at 3:59 p.m.

Leicestershire Police is marking Dementia Awareness Week by signing up to a national scheme to help to speed up the ways vulnerable people can be traced if they go missing.  Called the  Herbert Protocol, the scheme encourages the person who has dementia, their family, other carers or professionals to provide vital information using a form  Herbert Protocol Form . 

The form will only be provided to the police if it is reported that the person is missing and the information will be kept securely by the force’s partner agencies.

A word version of the form along with more advice and information can be found on leics.police.uk/advice-and-information/victims-witnesses/advice-carers-people-dementia

LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS

Ashby Dementia Support Group 

An informal social group for dementia sufferers and their carers.  Meeting Friday afternoons 2-3.30pm at La Zouch Coffee House (if you are caring for someone and would like to meet people in similar circumstances for a friendly get together contact Sue on 01530 414885 for more details)

Alzheimer's Society, Leicestershire and Rutland  – Memory Support Service

Provides information, signposting and support across Leicestershire to

  • those diagnosed with dementia
  • those who care for people with dementia 
  • anyone concerned for someone who may not have been diagnosed

Home visits from a Dementia Support Worker can be requested. A telephone helpline is also available.

For further information contact:

Alzheimer’s Society, 4 Oak Spinney Park, Ratby Lane, Leicester  LE3 3AW

T: 0116 2311111 / 0116 2316921        E: leicestershireandrutland@alzheimers.org.uk              

Charity No. 29664

Coalville Community Resource Centre Dementia Cafe

Come along and be part of a very exciting new venture. for further details contact 0116 305 3202.

Dementia Friendly Matinee Screenings at Oakland Village, Hall Farm Road, Swadlincote

Oakland Village are hosting Dementia Friendly Matinee Screenings next year.  For more details please see attached Poster Flyer



 
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