The Bromley Dementia Hub, which aims to support local residents who have been diagnosed with the condition and their families, will begin operating next spring. The service will be a joint initiative from NHS Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG) and Bromley Council; the council will be in charge of commissioning.
Once it is launched, the hub will offer practical support and care to people in Bromley who have dementia so that they can get the right advice, guidance and information at an early stage in their diagnosis. Within London, Bromley has the highest concentration of dementia sufferers, and a key priority for the agencies involved is to enhance the level of care available here so that all those with the condition can enjoy a better quality of life.
The work of the new initiative will run alongside and build upon the projects that are operated by other specialist teams in the area, including Bromley and Lewisham Mind, the Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK Bromley and Greenwich, and Carers Bromley. One of the main aims will be to provide support to enable residents with dementia to maintain their independence. This will include a dementia advice service, helpline, training for friends and family, support in planning their care, activities, groups, and a dementia cafe.
Further information on the current support and advice available to those with dementia and their family and friends can be found on the Bromley MyLife Portal.
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