The Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
The Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service provide a free home visiting service for people with dementia and their carers to carry out a home assessment for their safety and wellbeing. They review all potential hazards in the home, offer advice and support to reduce risk and can supply and fit fire alarms for free, visit www.bedsfire.gov.uk – Dementia Safety First for full details of the service.
If you suffer with dementia, have a family member or friend you are concerned about and, with their consent, would like to arrange for a visit, please visit www.bedsfirealert.co.uk – Opinion Gathering to complete the referral form. Once the form is submitted you will be contacted to arrange a visit at a convenient time.
The Alzheimer’s Society offers counselling, support, and education for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias’ and their families. On the website, enter your postcode for more detailed information about dementia services and support groups in your area.
Telephone: 03002 221122
Bedfordshire Memory Navigation Service
Local support for people with memory loss and dementia, and for their carers.
Telephone: 03001 119090
Cinnamon Trust is a National Charity for elderly and terminally ill people and their pets, where the owner needs help walking their dog
Telephone: 01736 757900
Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia.
Telephone: 0800 888 6678
Mature Citizens Action Group
To inform those residents of the Borough aged 50 or over on matters affecting their lives. They hold open meetings every two months on the 3rd Monday of the month, at the Salvation Army Hall in Commercial Road, Bedford. Meetings start at 9.30am. Application for membership to the Secretary.
Telephone: Rachel Kirkham, 01234 314093
Free phone support for older people, 24 hours a day.
Telephone: 08004 708090
A weekly sociable group for people with dementia (or significant cognitive impairment) and/or their family carers, friends & supporters, to enjoy playing walking football in a supported, understanding setting.
Age UK Bedfordshire
Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. We believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this.
Telephone: 08001 692081
Bedford Angel Domino Team
Bedford Angel Domino Club is primarily a social group offering senior citizens within the African and Caribbean Community to participate in activities that take them out of living in isolation and become active within the community.
Telephone: 07774 573599
Information about finding care and support for adults and elderly relatives.
Telephone: 08003 892077
The Bedfordshire Dementia Roadmap provides high quality information about the dementia journey alongside local information about services, support groups and care pathways to assist primary care to support people with dementia and cognitive impairment, their families and carers.
The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme designed to help locate people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and memory problems if they go missing. Referrals can be made by anyone (including the individual) via phone or email.
Oakley Rural Day Centre
They offer elderly clients the opportunity to meet in a warm, friendly atmosphere and participate in a varied activity programme, including exercise, singing, quizzes and crafts, helping to build confidence and self-esteem. Refreshments are provided throughout the day, as well as a hot lunch.
Tibbs Dementia Services
Tibbs Dementia Services is a Community Interest Company dedicated to providing a range of accessible services and activities for people living with dementia and their carers within the local community. They strive to be responsive to the needs and ideas of people with dementia and their carers and actively seek to support people with dementia to have a voice and to be heard.
Telephone: 07795 177948