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We recognise that family carers do most of the caring, supporting and worrying about the person with Dementia. We see you as experts in caring, and we think that you deserve the best information, advice, guidance, emotional support and practical support.
Together Dementia Support can provide the majority of this, but recognise just how much carers can learn from each other. We encourage carers to meet with other Dementia carers, either face-to-face or via Zoom, Facebook or over the phone. We will also signpost you to the services you or your relative needs.
If you want to talk, or simply just ask a question, please don't hesitate to email us, phone the office, or speak to the member of staff who normally visits you.
Together Dementia Support aims to provide the following for carers:
We have a regular meeting for Carers via Zoom. To find out when the next one is, please subscribe to our Carers Bulletin.
To get a link to access an upcoming Carers Zoom meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be forwarded to you ahead of time.
Carer Training Courses with Together Dementia Support
We regularly run training for carers who are at any point in their Dementia care journey to help them prepare to and feel confident caring for their loved ones.
Courses vary in length from one day to five weeks, and we also offer courses designed specifically for carers from South Asian communities delivered in Urdu and Bengali.
Our comprehensive Caring for Someone with Dementia training covers topics such as "What is Dementia?", benefits and legal matters, activities to do at home, communication techniques and taking care of yourself. It is an opportunity for carers to learn from us, but most importantly an opportunity for you to learn from each other.
Our one-day Learning From Living With Dementia course was designed by Buzz Loveday from Dementia Trainers and co-produced by EDUCATE. This course will be helpful to anyone who works with people with Dementia, family carers, service providers, people interested in volunteering - and even members of the public.
Learn more about our training offer & our next scheduled start dates by clicking the button below.
Ongoing Carer Feedback & Service Consultation
We want Together Dementia Support to be as participatory as possible. We always want your feedback and ideas about what could help you and other carers.
If you would like to provide feedback, make a suggestion or share your ideas about the services you receive from us or support you would like to receive, you can do this in the following ways.
Fill in our Ongoing Carer Feedback Form. It is online, and should only take a few minutes to complete. The form will ask you to provide your name and contact details should we wish to follow up on your feedback.
Call the office and have a chat with us. We're open for calls Mon-Fri from 9.30am, and the office closes at 5pm. Our number is 0161 226 7186.
Put your suggestion in our Online Suggestions Box. It's completely anonymous, so you don't have to provide any contact details if you don't wish to.
Feedback received from carers may be used to support our bids for future funding so we can continue to strengthen, grow and develop our provision for carers in Manchester and Trafford.