Dementia Support is currently working in partnership with voluntary and charitable organisations, the NHS, West Sussex County Council and other statutory organisations, to create a unique community centre for dementia.
Martin Pannell, Senior Manager, Mental Health Commissioning, Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group
The Clinical Commissioning Group’s expectation is that Dementia Support is becoming a critical part of the Dementia Care Pathway. This is fully in line with both the local and national Dementia Strategy and this is endorsed by both Coastal West Sussex CCG and West Sussex County Council. The ambitious aims of this new charity will take time to develop. Having the building and architectural plans for the future design certainly helps this process.
Mary Hellyer, Carer Services Manager, Carers Support
At Carers Support we see the Challenges facing people with memory loss and their families as they progress to gain diagnosis. We recognise the need for them to have access to the support they need as easily as possible, in a friendly but normal environment. This distinctive project will offer a unique opportunity for a wide range of support to be provided to families and we are keen to support the project.
Dr Katie Armstrong, Clinical Chief Officer, NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group
My GP colleagues and I are caring for significantly more patients living with dementia than ever before, and we know this is only going to increase in the future. Old age should be celebrated in a friendly but normal enviorment. This distinctive project will offer a unique opportunity for a wide range of support to be provided to families and we are keen to support the project.
Fiona Chaabane, Expert in Young Onset Dementia
The Dementia Support hub will be the first multi-service resource centre in this region that combines voluntary, statutory and private sector expertise in one facility. Fundamentally, the initiative is driven by the needs and views of people with dementia and their carers/families and with this target group at the centre of all it does, had the potential to act as a dynamic beacon in this area of care.
Samantha Kewell Augusta Court Care Home – Chichester
Augusta Court in Chichester, is well located to the new Dementia Support Hub and we will be pleased that our residents will be able to visit a place that specifically caters for the dementia community. The on-site parking will make visiting with elderly clients much easier and the dementia Hub will be a fantastic place to take clients to on a day out of the care home.
Martha Pusey – Chair – Bognor and Chichester Dementia Action Alliance
It is fantastic that Dementia Support is such an integral part of the Bognor and Chichester Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) and working towards shaping the future of communities for people with dementia and their carers. A key part of the work that you are doing focusing on bringing together the organisations who provide different services and this is invaluable as it will cause less stress and anxiety for people as they go through their journey with dementia.
- Local Mental Health and Dementia commissioners
- Social Services
- Citizens Advice Bureau
- NHS trusts
- Chichester University
- Sterling University
- KLC School of Design
- Individuals providing services to people living with dementia