Alzheimer Scotland has launched a new Action on Rights Team which can support carers, friends and family with loved ones in care homes.
Those in care homes do not need to have Alzheimer’s or dementia for their loved ones to access this support, which is funded by Scottish Government.
The Action on Rights Team is available Monday – Friday via the 24 hour Freephone Dementia Helpline: 0808 808 3000, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The team can provide help around:
- meaningful contact between those living in care homes and their families and friends, where necessary and appropriate liaising directly with care homes staff responsible for visiting arrangements to facilitate visits (when permitted and within any relevant restrictions)
- being better informed about care home visiting guidance, local public health restrictions and support available to loved ones
- making more informed decisions and have better dialogue with care homes around visiting
- exploring alternative ways for meaningful contact when restrictions result in the suspension of visits
- accessing to the range of support from Alzheimer Scotland, and other agencies or organisations
- addressing the trauma and distress of the pandemic and restrictions
Additionally, team lead Lorna Hart-Thomson is happy to attend third sector organisations and groups’ online team meetings to speak more about this service.
For further information, please view or download the service leaflet as a pdf.
Alternatively, contact Lorna Hart-Thomson by phone: 01698539790, mobile: 07810 330980, or email: LHart-Thomson@Alzscot.org