Lewisham Dementia Support Hub is delivered by four organisations with many years of experience and expertise:
MindCare Dementia Support (part of Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind) has been providing specialist dementia support in the borough of Bromley for over 25 years, supporting people with dementia to live at home and in their local communities. MindCare is experienced in providing:
- advice, information, coaching and workshops about living with dementia
- specialist activity and advocacy groups for people diagnosed with dementia
- dementia activities in centres
- respite breaks at home for carers
- dementia exercise and wellbeing cafes.
Sydenham Garden is a unique wellbeing centre using its gardens, nature reserve and activity rooms to help people in their recovery from mental and physical ill-health in Lewisham.
The charity provides people with an opportunity to take part in groups, activities and clubs. Projects are focused on adult mental health and dementia and include gardening, creative arts, craft and cooking. Dementia activities and groups are based on Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST), providing stimulation and engagement in an optimal learning and social environment.
Carers Lewisham provide a range of services including advice, information, emotional support, breaks, opportunities to meet other carers, relaxation days and well-being sessions, coping strategies specialist and support for carers.
Carers Lewisham is run by and for carers: many of our staff, trustees and volunteers are or have been carers. They support over 2,500 carers from the age of 8 and from a variety of backgrounds.
The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust provides the widest range of NHS mental health services in the UK.
The 4,600 staff serve a local population of 1.3 million people. The Trust has more than 230 services including inpatient wards, outpatient and community services. It provides inpatient care for approximately 5,300 people each year and treats more than 45,000 patients in the community in Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Croydon. The Trust provides more than 50 specialist services for children and adults across the UK in addition to running a scientific, health research centre.
The Lewisham Dementia Support Hub receives funding from:
Lewisham Council provides residents of Lewisham borough with health and social care support should they need help with everyday living. This can be as a result of an illness, a stay in hospital, a disability, or because they are getting older and need some support to carry on living independently.
NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is made up of 38 local GP surgeries in the London Borough of Lewisham. It is led by NHS General Practitioner (GP) doctors who are responsible for planning and buying NHS services aimed at improving health for people in Lewisham.
Lewisham CCG is dedicated to ensuring that local people get the most accessible and effective healthcare services possible.