Dementia Community Support and Information: Referral Route for GPs


Author: Amelia Stockdale (contact is Liz Tooke, Project Manager, Sheffield NHS CCG)

Date published: April 2022

Date for review: April 2023

Description:


Dementia community non-medical referral routes (under 65s) – for use by GPs in Sheffield [PDF]

Dementia community non-medical referral routes (65s and over) – for use by GPs in Sheffield [PDF]

These two documents provide (in flow-diagram format) the following non-medical information/referral routes for GPs:

1. Low to medium dementia-related community needs:

· Information, 6-monthly check-in calls and dementia group support for people with dementia

· Dementia Advice Sheffield (Age UK Sheffield) - for onward referral to local People Keeping Well dementia support and groups (and Young Onset Dementia Hub for under 65s)

· Refer via: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/sheffield/our-services/dementia-advice-sheffield/

2. Higher dementia-related community needs:

· Information and support for up-to-6-weeks for people with dementia who are struggling to cope

· Dementia Short Term Intervention Service DSTIS [(Alzheimer’s Society)

· Refer using the DSTIS referral form below

3. Dementia Daytime Activities:

· Full-day engaging person-centred activities for the person with dementia

· A break for the carer

· For under 65s: Refer to https://www.ageuk.org.uk/sheffield/our-services/wbc/

· For 65s and over: Existing open care plan with Adult Social Care?

o If ‘no’: Refer to https://www.ageuk.org.uk/sheffield/our-services/wbc/

o If ‘yes’: Refer to Sheffield City Council Social Worker or First Contact https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/social-care/helping-you-stay-independent

4. Dementia Carers:

· Information, support, listening ear

· Sheffield Carers Centre

· Refer to https://sheffieldcarers.org.uk/information-for-professionals/

Sheffield Dementia Short Term Intervention Service (DSTIS) referral form [Word doc]

· For people with higher dementia-related community needs

· Information and support for up-to-6-weeks for people with dementia who are struggling to cope

Dementia non-medical awareness and training - for professionals and volunteers in Sheffield [PDF]

This document provides (in flow-diagram format) details about:

· Dementia Friends (delivered by the Alzheimer’s Society) https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/

· Dementia Stars – Bronze, Silver and Gold (delivered by Dementia Advice Sheffield and Enrichment for the Elderly) https://www.ageuk.org.uk/sheffield/our-services/dementia-advice-sheffield/das-training/

· Dementia Advice Sheffield Workshops (delivered by Dementia Advice Sheffield and Enrichment for the Elderly) https://www.ageuk.org.uk/sheffield/our-services/dementia-advice-sheffield/das-training/

· Sheffield Dementia Action Alliance https://www.ageuk.org.uk/sheffield/our-services/sdaa/

Other sources of community dementia information

For professionals

· Dementia Advice Sheffield – professionals page https://www.ageuk.org.uk/sheffield/our-services/dementia-advice-sheffield/

For the public

· Dementia Advice Sheffield – public first point of contact https://www.ageuk.org.uk/sheffield/our-services/dementia-services/

· Sheffield Directory Dementia page www.sheffielddirectory.org.uk/dementia