Barnsley Dementia Carers Outreach Support

Do you care for a family member or a friend with symptoms of memory loss or dementia? We're here to support you to continue living an active and fulfilled life.

Caring for a loved one often places physical and emotional demands on a carer, which can then take a toll on your own health and wellbeing. Our professional support workers are here to lighten the load, give you as much help and guidance as you need, and enable you to stay engaged with the community and involved in the activities you enjoy the most.

The service we offer

Making Space Dementia Carers Outreach Support is free to carers in Barnsley.

We can:

  • Give you emotional support
  • Provide support to remain both mentally and physically engaged
  • Offer information, advice and guidance to help you as a carer
  • Support you to enjoy your life outside of your caring role
  • Help enable you to fulfil your educational, employment and wellbeing potential
  • Signpost other services and organisations that can help
  • Support you to communicate with health and wellbeing teams

Importantly, we also provide support to previous carers, helping you to re-engage with the community, your interests and your friends.

The Dementia Carers Outreach Support Service is not limited to carers only. We may also be able to support the person with memory loss or dementia, where a diagnosis exists and where the service believes its support may be helpful.

Who is the service for?

This service is for you if while caring for a person with dementia or memory loss:

  • You need support for your own health and wellbeing
  • You need help to improve your own resilience and confidence
  • You feel isolated or un-supported in your caring role or post-caring

Our person-centred approach

We support carers to identify themselves at an early stage and then involve you in the design and planning of your personal support requirements. This helps us gain a thorough understanding of your own individual needs.

Whats next?

If you are registered with a Barnsley GP, and are caring for someone with a memory problem or dementia diagnosis, you can access the Dementia Carers Outreach Support Service by contacting us on:

Tel: 01226 288772
Email: barnsleydcoss@makingspace.co.uk

Dementia Carers Outreach Support Service
Priory Campus, Pontefract Road,
Lundwood,
Barnsley,
South Yorkshire
S71 5PN