Memory and Later Life
The service is for anyone who has new or suspected memory problems, including those with a diagnosis of dementia, and people in later life who have anxiety, depression or psychosis made more complex by physical health needs.
How does the service work?
Memory and Later life services are available throughout Cumbria. They offer assessment and a range of evidence based interventions in a variety of settings including the person’s home, GP surgery, Care Home, clinic or hospital, depending upon the individuals’ circumstances.
The teams work closely with the person and their family, as well as colleagues in other parts of healthcare, Adult Social Care and other community and third sector services. Staff within the service include Consultant Psychiatrists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Assistant Practitioners and Support Workers.
How can I get referred?
Your GP, Social worker or other health professional is able to refer to the Memory and Later life Service. We will arrange to meet with you and assess your needs and establish what appropriate support is available.
In addition the service also has a specialist Care Home Education and Support Service function (CHESS). This is a dedicated team providing a combination of education and practical support to Care Homes. At the present time the service is only commissioned in some parts of Cumbria, namely Carlisle, Allerdale and Eden.
For a discussion about how CHESS may be able to support your Care Home, please contact the relevant locality teams directly on:
Carlisle: 01228 602 100
Allerdale: 01900 705 850
Eden: 01768 245 530
Alternatively you can contact the Clinical Service Manager, David Storm, on 01228 602 100 or at [email protected]